In Belarus, for the first time a criminal case under article "Trafficking in human beings for the purpose of removal of organs and tissues for transplantation."
According to the Ministry of Interior, General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of the Interior Ministry in cooperation with the Ukrainian colleagues stopped the activities of international criminal groups involved in the selection and recruitment of donor organs.
Found that from 2008 to 2010 attackers looked for victims through the Internet for crossing over the border (Ecuador, Kosovo), where operations were illegal seizure of kidney transplants and their wealthier recipients.
Donors have traveled abroad voluntarily, but in respect of them used different methods of psychological and physical impact, including debt bondage. For a kidney "volunteer" relied fee of 10,000 U.S. dollars. However, some after surgery received only part of a specified amount. The rest had to "work out" verbuyuchy new victims.
Central Investigation Department of the preliminary investigation in the criminal case against one of the leaders of criminal groups — an Israeli citizen (native of Belarus, who emigrated in 1991), as well as two conspirators (both citizens of Ukraine, its time were also donors and later became part of a criminal group).
Already identified three personality Belarusians who were victims of the suspects, as well as a number of individuals who have been recruited by them, but for various reasons were not able to leave the country to carry out operations. Typically, the seine "black transplant" come across young people who find themselves in financial difficulty and would thus fix your budget.
Investigators continue to search for survivors and those who helped the detainees.