Police raise alarm over organ harvesters

The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service has raised an alarm over supposed organ harvesting syndicates that may lure members of the public abroad for illegal organ harvesting.
The head of the unit, Chief Superintendent Mike Baah, said there were syndicates that sought to lure unsuspecting victims abroad with juicy job offers and deals, and urged Ghanaians to be alert and careful to avoid falling victims.

He said the syndicates were well connected and powerful and added that people must be careful of their activities.

At the opening of a three-day capacity-building training programme for law enforcement officials in the Central Region yesterday, Chief Supt Baah said human organs, such as the kidney, were sold for between $250,000 and $500,000 on the black market.

Event

The event was dubbed: ‘Combating Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration in Ghana’ and organised by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, with support from the European Union and other agencies.

Chief Supt Baah said some of the victims were so naive that they did not know where they were going or what exactly they were going to do or their address of the contact.

He urged the participants not to arrest the trafficked victims, saying they were victims who needed support.

“Our focus must be to get the perpetrators, not the victims; they need your support,” he said.
He urged the officials to undertake their work without fear, saying they should enforce the laws and ensure perpetrators were brought to book to give expression to the authority they derived from the Human Trafficking Act, 2005 (Act 694).

Source: adomonline.com

Nothing comes easy and free nowadays before you accept a proposal or request thoroughly research in the particular subject before, if not you might end up making a bad decision

Human havesters? What is the world turning into, I can’t think far oo.if you bureyua relative now you must at all costs find a way of making a tomb so that the body is not exhumed for rituals. They also kill people only for some body parts

How can one gamble their life away like this? Trading a vital organ like the kidney for money? God in his infinite wisdom gave us two kidneys. Why should I sell one? Advice well taken.