A Kyiv court has ordered the arrest of recently detained organ traffickers, with a possibility of posting a total of 72 million hryvnia ($2.676 million) in bail, Censor.NET reports citing the Prosecutor General's Office press service.
According to the message, the court has upheld a PGO's motion to arrest a citizen of Turkey, who recruited people to become organ donors, with a possibility of posting a 40 million hryvnia ($1.486 million) bail. The court has also ordered the arrest of another Turkey national, with bail set at 36 million hryvnia ($1.115 million), a female Ukrainian, with bail, and a male Ukrainian, without bail.
All the four are charged with a criminal offense under part 3 of article 149 (human trafficking or other illegal deals against persons) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
A group of organ traffickers, set up back in September 2015, was detained in Kyiv on April 11. The criminals used the Internet to find victims, giving preference to people being in dire straits.
They are now facing 8 to 15 years in prison with or without confiscation of property.