Thursday, September 07, 2017

Cops bust big international kidney racket at Mumbai airport

Mumbai: The kidney kingpin of Hyderabad seems to be back in business, just a year after he was arrested for a massive kidney transplant racket through which he was trafficking Indian nationals abroad to illegally donate their kidneys. Cops busted a similar international racket at Mumbai airport on Saturday, where an arrested suspect confessed he was smuggling kidney donors to Egypt.
The suspect, identified as Vruchantala Nizamuddin, was spotted at Mumbai airport on September 2. With their suspicions raised, the immigration department detained and questioned him. A search led to the recovery of three Indian passports on his person, after which the immigration officers intensified the interrogation. Eventually, Nizamuddin confessed he was there to transport kidney donors to Cairo for illegal transplants.
Sources said, "In the beginning, the accused did not reveal the kidney racket, but after marathon interrogations, he revealed his involvement working as a mediator to find donors. He also made their travel documents and helped them travel abroad. He was paid Rs 40,000 for each person who travelled abroad. He has confessed he was assigned to send over a dozen people to Cairo."
07/09/17 Suraj Ojha and Asif Rizvi/Mid Day