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On Thursday, hospital officials and police said in a statement that a giant South African hospital chain and its chief executive had been charged with human organ trafficking. Organs were supposedly exchanged between Israel, South Africa and Brazil police said. Netcares chief executive officer, Dr. Richard Friedland received a subpoena on Wednesday.
The case first came to light in 2003 when arrests were made in Brazil and South Africa. Investigators claim Brazilians were sent to South Africa, where their kidneys were extracted and used for transplants in Israeli patients. Authorities believe the company Netcare performed more than 100 illegal kidney transplants between 2001 and 2002.
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