South African police said on Thursday they had arrested two people in connection with a syndicate trafficking body parts between Brazil, Israel and two private hospitals in the port city of Durban. Detectives are investigating around 30 cash-for-kidney operations following a tip-off from Brazilian law enforcers. Brazilian police said they moved on the group last Tuesday, seizing 11 suspected members and breaking up the syndicate which offered poor people thousands of dollars to part with an organ. An Israeli, who police say received a kidney transplant, and a South African of Israeli descent suspected to be a middleman, were arrested in Durban on Wednesday, police spokeswoman Mary Martins-Engelbrecht told Reuters. Both were released on bail. Full Story
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