UNITED Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) says he black market for parts of the human body is booming in the Middle East.
The office reports that a kidney now costs US$262,000 dollars (131 million CFA francs); the heart costs 119,000 dollars (60 million CFA francs) and the liver costs 157,000 dollars (79 million CFA francs).
“Beware of fake foreign agencies promising to make you work abroad. They process your papers, pay your plane ticket and just take you abroad pretending they want to find you a job, but instead, they kill their victims, recover all the precious parts of their bodies,” UNODC said.
It added that many people have been offered jobs in the Middle East and so far their families have been unable to locate them.
“Let our children and grandchildren become aware of these devices of the devil by sharing. Share to expose these criminals SHARE TO SAVE LIVES,” UNODC added.