Mexico: member of KT Cartel detained, suspicion of trafficking in human organs

Posted on March 18, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, Organized Crime reported that police detain alleged cartel member on suspicion of kidnapping people, including children, and harvesting their organs. Carlos Castellanos Becerra, Michoacan’s public safety secretary, alleged that Manuel Plancarte Gaspar was part of a cartel ring that would target people with certain characteristics, especially children, for kidnapping and harvesting organs. He did not give any specifics or present cases. He said investigators were looking into alleged cases that occurred in previous years. Read Article

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