BBC: Pakistan gang ‘stole spinal fluid from women’

The BBC is reporting today that “Pakistani police have arrested four people accused of stealing spinal fluid from women.  The suspects told women they had to provide blood samples to qualify for financial assistance from the Punjab government.”  They maintain that “The gang is thought to have stolen spinal fluid from over 12 women, including a teenager.”

It seems that Pakistan is a hotspot for the trafficking of human body parts, although experts say they are unsure how the gang intends to use the spinal fluid.

Read the BBC story here.