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During an investigation, the law enforcers revealed perpetrators from Ukraine and several other countries were looking for people in dire financial need and offered them to sell their kidney for a certain reward.

To provide a cover-up for their illegal activities, the masterminds behind the scheme have created a commercial structure, which allegedly provided “medical tourism” services.

Donors were paid some $13,000 to $15,000, while mediators received from$80,000 to $100,000 from foreign recipients.

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According to the security services, four to five Ukrainians were trafficked each month.