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Cops catch woman flogging sister's kidney

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Cops catch woman flogging sister's kidney
One of the women told police she was unaware that the practice was illegal in Spain and had therefore asked for €400,000 for the kidney. Photo: saludaland/Flickr
11:42 CEST+02:00
A 34-year-old woman has been arrested in the north-central Spanish city of Soria after she tried to sell her sister's kidney for €400,000 to “anybody who needs it”.

The organ trafficking investigation began when police were alerted to a hand-written ad in a street in Soria which read: “I want to sell a kidney to anybody who needs it”, with the accused’s number written underneath the message.

Police investigators soon found out that the person offering up the organ was a 19-year-old woman, the sister of the lady who had posted the bizarre advertisement.

Once the older sibling had been arrested, she told police she was unaware that the practice was illegal in Spain and had therefore asked for €400,000 for the kidney, the Huffington Post reported on Wednesday.

Both women will be extradited to their native Morocco and therefore avoid a Spanish prison sentence of between three and twelve years for attempted organ trafficking.

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