Five arrested for illegal transplants and human organ trafficking - Gazeta Express

Five arrested for illegal transplants and human organ trafficking

Gazeta Express

03/04/2019 18:13

Five people, workers of a private clinics in Kosovo, have been arrested by the Kosovo Police Wednesday suspected of illegal transplanting and organ trafficking of human tissues and cells, Gazeta Express reports.

The Kosovo Police have announced that its anti-trafficking units on 2 and 3 April have carried out an operation which resulted with the search of a private clinics in Pristina and the arrest of five people suspected of illegal transplanting of body organs, tissues and cells. The Kosovo Police announced that the arrest came after a months-long investigation in coordination with the Basic Prosecution Office in Pristina. As material evidence the police have confiscated medical files, four mobile phones and 500-euro cash. At the order of the Health Inspectorate the clinics offering IVF services has been closed. The four arrested have been ordered 48 hours’ custody whereas the fifth one has been released under regular procedure. /GazetaExpress/