KUCHING: A man suspected to be involved in organ trafficking has surrendered to the police.
Sarawak Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Dev Kumar said the 48-year-old man turned himself in at the Kuching district police headquarters at 1.45pm on Thursday (Aug 13).
"Police have been looking for this man since the publication of an article in British-based news portal The Sun which claimed that he was involved in selling kidneys on Facebook," he said in a statement.
DCP Dev added that the man would be remanded on Friday (Aug 14) for further investigations.
He said the case was being investigated under Section 15 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act.
The Sun reported on Aug 8 that the man was involved in organ trafficking by luring poverty-stricken victims from around the world to sell their organs.
He was met by the paper's undercover reporters at a hotel here after they posed as kidney buyers for a relative in Britain who needed a transplant.
The paper claimed that he boasted to them that he had masterminded 45 illegal kidney sales and had more than 100 potential kidney sellers worldwide, sourced through his Facebook page.
According to The Sun, the man had allegedly been involved in the illegal trade since 2010.
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