Two Ukrainian Organ Traffickers Detained in Moscow

Translated by Ollie Richardson


In Moscow two citizens of Ukraine were detained on suspicion of human trafficking, said the representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Yulia Ivanova. A criminal case was opened under the article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation prescribing punishment for this crime.

According to investigators, 22-year-old Andrey Borodach and 23-year-old Maria Oleynik attracted the 20-year-old acquaintance for the rendering of sexual services. However, it seemed it wasn’t enough for them, and they asked the girl to sell her kidney.

In search of a buyer for a kidney, the malefactors found a person interested, who in reality was a field investigator of the law enforcement agencies. The suspects were detained while receiving $3000 dollars in Moscow.

The representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Irina Volk added that this case is not the first of its kind. The suspects purposefully searched the Internet for people who are short of money and suggested them to sell their organs for donor purposes.

Currently, the authorities are preparing to charge the suspects, and the question of the choice of measure of restraint is also being decided.

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