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Costa Rican Doctor Accused of Running Organ Trafficking Ring Promoted Services on YouTube

A Costa Rican doctor under investigation for running an international kidney trafficking operation was advertising his services on YouTube.

Journalist Amelia Rueda’s news site posted a video on Tuesday of Dr. Francisco José Mora promoting his medical expertise and Costa Rica as an attractive destination for medical tourism.

The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested Mora at Calderón Guardia Hospital, in San José, where he is chief of nephrology. The arrest is part of an investigation into his involvement in human trafficking with the intent to illegally extract human organs, a violation of Article 172 of Costa Rica's Penal Code, a Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman told The Tico Times. If convicted, Mora could serve eight to 16 years in prison, according to the Penal Code. 

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