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UN Report: Organ Trade the "Single Largest Reason" for Costa Rica Trafficking in 2014

 Thirteen human-trafficking victims in Costa Rica this year were taken for their organs, according to a report on crime in the country that gives new life to an ongoing organ trafficking scandal unfolding in the country.

The report, co-authored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), found 28 people had been trafficked through October 2013. The report found human trafficking has been increasing since 2007, including a jump from 2012 when 22 victims were discovered.

The largest single reason for trafficking this year has been to harvest human organs illicitly, the report stated.

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Comment by KL on December 25, 2013 at 12:18pm

Jeff - not a surprise.  Based on what you have already reported, plus my own suspicions from private information, I suspected this was going on.  There is no way that the average person can investigate something like this, and inquiries made through local police or local private investigators, will also be totally useless.  That's because the people running these organ trafficking rackets are organized criminal syndicates.  It is big money and it's very dangerous for individuals to ask questions.  This really does require highly trained professionals for investigation, and those people also have to exercise a good deal of care.

Good job with the report.  Seasons greetings and best wishes for the new year to you Jeff.


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