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How Costa Rica became the center of global human-organ trafficking ring


In 2013 Costa Rican prosecutors arrested five persons. These suspects were part of a group based in Israel that moved large amounts of cash and, within the past few years, used Costa Rica as its base to seek out people. The case is still under investigation.

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International Symposium

21 November 2014

Europol, The Hague,The Netherlands

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