EU prosecutor: 7 suspected of organ trafficking

/ Source: The Associated Press

At least seven people are suspected of involvement in an international organ trafficking network, an European Union prosecutor in Kosovo said.

In the indictment, obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, the prosecutor alleges "the organized criminal group" trafficked persons into Kosovo for the purpose of removing "human organs for transplant to other persons."

It says the investigation found some 20 foreign nationals "were recruited with false promises of payments" in 2008.

The indictment has been filed to a local court, according to EU officials who asked to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the case. The officials said the prosecution can still add names and details to the document.