Man claimed to be organ dealer reported himself to Kuching police

Polis di Raja Malaysia

KUCHING, Aug 13:  The 48-year-old man suspected of being a human organ trafficker has reported himself to the Kuching District Police headquarters.

According to CID Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SAC) Dennis Leong, the suspect reported himself to the police at 1.45 pm this afternoon.

Leong said the police have been hunting for the man for the last few days following an article in The Sun, a UK tabloid.

“The man will be remanded tomorrow morning for further investigation.  The case is being investigated under Section 15 of Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act 2007 and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007,” Leong told DayakDaily.

According to The Sun’s report, the man had claimed to be a very experienced organ dealer and had a successful business buying and selling kidneys through his social media page.

The reporter of The Sun who pretended to be an interested buyer managed to take a video of the man talking about organ dealing business in Asia, where he initially operated in China but later, switched to the Philippines.

The meeting between The Sun’s reporter and the man took place in a hotel in Kuching, thus raising more concerns in Sarawak. —DayakDaily