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Turk Detained in Kosovo Organ Trafficking Probe
See BS ^ | 1/11/11

Posted on 01/11/2011 12:21:03 PM PST by markomalley

Police on Tuesday detained a Turkish doctor suspected of carrying out dozens of operations as part of an alleged international network involved in the trafficking of human organs in Kosovo, Turkish media reported.

Yusuf Sonmez, 53, is among at least nine people who were indicted in the case in Kosovo, which declared independence in 2008 and has struggled to shake off organized crime and corruption under international supervision.

Interpol had issued a notice requesting the arrest of Sonmez over the Kosovo case, though he has been detained in Turkey in the past. A warrant issued by the district court in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, charges him with people smuggling and illegal immigration.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: balkans; kosovo; turkey

1 posted on 01/11/2011 12:21:06 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The irony of reality.

A few years ago, a Turkish movie featured an joint Israeli American organ harvesting operation in Iraq.

Projection isn’t only for celluloid.

2 posted on 01/11/2011 12:27:27 PM PST by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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