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Vietnamese kidney broker arrested in Hanoi

Vietnamese kidney broker arrested in Hanoi

Thursday, January 06, 2022, 15:48 GMT+7
Vietnamese kidney broker arrested in Hanoi
Tran Van Truong is seen in this photo supplied by Hanoi police.

Police in Ha Dong District, Hanoi announced on Wednesday the arrest of a 32-year-old local man for brokering a kidney deal for a patient in need.

Following his arrest, Tran Van Truong has been investigated for “trading human organs,” an offense that can be punishable with life imprisonment as per the Vietnamese Penal Code.

In July 2021, Truong liaised between P.T.V., a 27-year-old woman from north-central Thanh Hoa Province who wanted to sell her kidney, and M.T.P., a 47-year-old resident of Ha Dong District who needed kidney transplantation, according to preliminary investigation results.

The three sides reached a deal at VND560 million (US$24,600), including a bonus of about VND300 million ($13,183) for V.

P. had a successful kidney transplant surgery at the hospital on July 14, 2021, after which her family paid Truong VND180 million ($7,190).

Some people reported Truong’s brokerage service to police afterward, prompting his arrest.

At the police station, Truong confessed to the illegal business.

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