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Pakistan officials arrest gang in spinal fluid scam


Honorary Master
Mar 26, 2010
Pakistan police have arrested a gang accused of extracting spinal fluid from swindled victims, officials said Tuesday, the latest case involving the country's notorious medical black market.

Police in Punjab province's eastern Hafizabad district arrested five suspects after being tipped off by relatives of a female victim, who was told the procedure was needed for a programme which offers free wedding dowries.

Officials suspect the fluid was being sold on the black market to be used in bone marrow transplants.

"They confessed to extracting the spinal cord fluid from at least 10 women in the area and selling it to a cleaner at a local government hospital, who has also been detained," Abdul Majeed, an investigator with the Hafizabad police department, told AFP.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/wo...n-officials-arrest-gang-in-spinal-fluid-scam/

Honey Badger

Honorary Master
Apr 30, 2010
Jeez, I had a lumber puncture before and the headaches I had afterwards were torture so I can just imagine how these women felt