Various organized crime syndicates have a problem: what to do with all that money? Some of it gets invested in private clinics and hospitals. Such facilities, “cloaked by shell companies layered upon shell companies and administered by unimpeachably correct nominee directors,” help conceal and are a conduit for illegal and/or regulated drugs. (The Octopus by Brian Freemantle. ISBN: 1-85797-609-6)
Wealthy patients, some terminally ill, come to the private hospitals and clinics. They have a problem: what to do with all that money, now that they face death or handicap. If only a vital organ could be found, they could get a transplant and live on; if only new eyes could be found, they might see again.
In Third-World countries are an abundance of vital and/or needed organs, dwelling in the bodies of impoverished children and young adults. In hospitals for the mentally ill are an abundance of vital and/or needed organs, dwelling in the bodies of the “mentally defective.”
There is supply; there is demand. In Latin America, casas de engorde (fattening-you-up houses) spring up. “These are shacks in San Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to which bought or stolen children and babies are taken to be fed and cleaned of lice and infection to make them more attractive to prospective purchasers.” (Freemantle) Sometimes, children are bought while still in the womb.
There is supply; there is demand. The Neapolitan Mafia, the Camorra, places Mexican, Thai, and European children into the clinics and hospitals. There, they will have organs removed. Problems of blood grouping and tissue compatibility are resolved by having potential donors warehoused at the facility.
Potential donors are warehoused (kept alive) at the facility, until someone needs their organs.
There is supply; there is demand. In the lecture hall of the Faculty of Medicine in Barranquilla, Colombia, ten corpses are found. They had been “street people.” “The faculty warden knocked out the beggars with baseball bats. The victims were plunged into a coma and were not finally finished off until after the extraction of their organs, the most profitable being sold on the black market.” (Freemantle)
You can read of more such cases in Freemantle’s book. See also, “Draft Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs” (Doc. 13338, October 22, 2013); “The Long Road from the Kidney Bazaar”, by Dominique Martin; and “Organ Trafficking: Global Solutions for a Global Problem”, by Tazeen H. Jafar, MD.
Some may say this shocking information is just “urban folklore.” But, said Boutros Boutros Ghali, then-UN Secretary General, on November 21, 1994, “International crime gangs have expanded from traditional spheres of activity such as prostitution, the arms trade and trafficking in drugs to money laundering, the trade in nuclear technology and human organs and the transport of illegal immigrants.” (qtd. in Freemantle)
And, says French transplant surgeon, Professor Leon Schwartzenberg, regarding the worldwide organ-by-theft-and-murder trade, “This trafficking is all the more monstrous where it involves killing people to remove organs which can be sold at a profit. To deny the existence of such trafficking is comparable to denying the existence of the ovens and gas chambers during the last war.” (qtd. in Freemantle)
To deny the existence of such organ trafficking is comparable to denying the existence of the ovens and the gas chambers in Nazi Germany.
Children and young adults, “brought every week to Europe from Latin America and the Eastern bloc, to be kept alive until their organs were required. Then the organs were taken. And afterwards — or even under the anaesthetic — the donors were killed” — these have been “sacrificed upon the altar of the rich and powerful.” (Freemantle)
(A version of the above first appeared at my old Conspiracy Nation web site on July 7, 2006, under the title “The Body Snatchers”.)