Two organ traffickers arrested from airport

Karachi-Two people allegedly involved in illegal organ trafficking were apprehended at the Karachi airport by the personnel of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) when they tried to board a flight to Mauritius on Friday morning.

The suspects include a carrier and his subject who had agreed to sell his kidney for Rs500,000, said FIA Sindh Director Shahid Hayat.

He said the FIA’s immigration staff at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi had been instructed to keep a check on the documents of passengers travelling abroad to be able to catch suspects wanted by the agency’s Anti-Human Trafficking Circle.

The immigration staff grew suspicious about two passengers whose documents had been arranged by an agent. Both held Pakistani passports bearing a visit visa for Mauritius and a medical visa for India.

The immigration officials asked Sarfaraz Bhatti and Rizwan Ahmed about why they were travelling to Mauritius but they failed to give a satisfactory reply. When probed further, Bhatti disclosed that Ahmed was taking him to Mauritius, via Dubai, and then to India for kidney transplantation of an Indian lady who lived in Mauritius.

During further interrogation, Bhatti revealed that he had been jobless for some time. Three months earlier he saw an online advertisement through which he got in touch with Rizwan Ahmed who offered him Rs500,000 for selling one of his kidneys.

About two months ago Ahmed came to Lahore to meet Bhatti and paid him Rs120,000 as advance payment. The understanding was that the rest of the amount will be paid to Bhatti after his kidney was extracted in India.

The men were to travel to Mauritius first where fake documents of Bhatti’s marriage with an Indian girl would be arranged. The girl is the daughter of the woman who needed the kidney. After declaring the elderly woman as Bhatti’s mother-in-law, both would have then travelled to India for transplanting the kidney. All documents, passports, visas and flight tickets had been arranged by Ahmed. During interrogation he produced fake consent affidavits on behalf of Shahbaz Rasheed Bhatti and Nasreen Rasheed, bearing fake signatures and fake thumb impressions of his co-traveller’s brother and mother. He admitted to preparing and producing all of the paperwork.

Case against him was sealed when three transactions slips for US $7,580 bearing names of Rajendar Kumar Halkory and Rizwan Ahmed were also found in his possession. Ahmed also told the immigration staff that he had sold his kidney in India last year. Both passengers were offloaded and sent to the FIA’s Anti-Human Trafficking Circle in Karachi with their travel documents for the necessary legal action. Hayat announced a cash reward for the immigration team which caught the suspects involved in organ trafficking.

Posted by on Nov 24 2014. Filed under Actualités, Economie, Featured, Santé. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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