Police in Hanoi’s Thuong Tin District have arrested two people in a kidney trading ring.
According to Colonel Do Duc Cuong, head of the district police board, following being informed by local residents, the police detained two people are Nguyen Quang Dong, 29, from Hanoi and Le Hong Hung, 33, from the central province of Quang Binh on August 10.
At the police station, Dong said that he used to look for kidney sellers through the social network at the price of VND240 million (USD10,434) per kidney. He also paid other costs related to accommodation, tests and post-surgery treatment for the seller. After that, he searched for people who want to buy a kidney. Dong sold a kidney at VND450 million (USD15,565).
Dong took the kidney sellers to a rented house in Thanh Tri District, Hanoi, and then assigned Hung to take care of them. Each successful trade gave Dong a profit of VND45 million and he paid VND10 million for Hung.
The police have continued investigating the case.
People are advised to immediately report such organ trading cases to police.