Costa Rica: Organ Trafficking Among Human Trafficking Cases in 2013

Posted on July 18, 2013 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Crime, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity

On July 18, 2013 Sipse Noticias reported that of the 20 victims of human trafficking reported so far this year, 7 had been exploited for the purpose of organ trafficking.

The data comes from a report by the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Unit of the General Immigration Directorate, which indicated that the victims include Costa Ricans as well as Nicaraguan, Dominican, Salvadoran and Colombian nationals. The existence of organ trafficking in Costa Rica came to light through recent press reports, followed by the announced capture of the core elements of an organ trafficking network with links to Israel. Read Article

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