The BBC announced that Peru Police have arrested an apparent killing organized syndicate which killed innocent persons to obtain the fat from their bodies to sell to cosmetic companies. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8369674.stm
Over 60 person may have been murdered solely for the “fat” content of their bodies. The poor folk were lured by the prospect of employment and then slaughtered so the killers could extract their fat. They than sold it to European nations for use in the cosmetic industry. The motive for this crime is money as human fat reportedly sells for$15,000.00 a gallon.
This is one of the most appalling crimes I can imagine treating a fellow human as nothing more than lard. It is sickening and the world must see if this is being replicated in other third world nations.
For years I have heard rumours that Police would be called to a location and would find a body covered in ice and cotton gauze which were to stabilize a person whose vital organ ( kidney) were criminally removed by human traffickers. See http://www.vachss.com/help_text/organ_trafficking.html Some say this is false and an “urban legend” see http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/horrors/a/kidney_thieves.htm. Yet this incident in Peru makes you think twice as evil is omnipresent in society. We already know that in third world nations , poor and indigenous folks are exploited and sell their organs in order to survive and the monies they receive for such
Here are some links for this horrific crime.