PRISTINA, Kosovo — A European Union prosecutor has named seven people as suspects in an international organ trafficking network, according to the indictment obtained Thursday by the Associated Press.
In the document, EU prosecutor Jonathan Ratel said that "the organized criminal group" trafficked people into Kosovo for the purpose of removing "human organs for transplant to other persons." It added that the investigation found that 20 foreign nationals "were recruited with false promises of payments" in 2008.
"These victims were... transported and received at Pristina Airport through the false promise of payments for the removal of their kidneys," Ratel said in the indictment. He said victims were promised up to $20,000 while recipients were required to pay between $110,000 and $137,000.
Study shows fewer Hispanics in Arizona
MEXICO CITY — A new study suggests there may be 100,000 fewer Hispanics in Arizona than there were before the debate over the state's tough new immigration law earlier this year.
BBVA Bancomer Research, which did the study, worked with figures from the U.S. Current Population Survey. The study, released Wednesday, says the decline could be due to the law known as SB1070, which partly entered into effect in July, or to Arizona's difficult economic situation.