Venezuela’s Attorney General Tarek William Saab has announced overnight that a woman has been arrested for donating a kidney from a “15-year-old girl” on the Internet for $ 20,000.
“Marilys del Carmen Yatra was arrested in Portugal (…) after (illegally) donating a kidney for US $ 20,000 on the Marketplace site,” the lawyer tweeted.
The lawyer showed the ad that the kidney was “that of a 15-year-old girl in perfect condition”.
Prosecutors insisted that authorities investigate whether it was a “criminal network” but did not specify how the defendant’s kidney was obtained or whether it was a scam.
In one country hit hardest by the worst economic crisis in its history, the organ transplant program stopped operating in 2017, with per capita GDP plummeting to Haiti’s level after nearly eight years of recession.
The Venezuelan superpower accuses him of imposing sanctions, especially from the United States. However, health volunteers say the alternative plan began to show shortcomings in 2015.