2 more ‘kidney donors’ revealed as Police nab 5 over organ trade

A 55-year-old clinic director allegedly involved in an organ trade was introduced to three prospective kidney donors by a gang member, according to investigative sources. Five people–including clinic director Toshinobu Horiuchi; gang member Kazuhisa Takino, 50; and Fumihiko Sakagami, 48, a former gang member who promised to donate his kidney to Horiuchi–were arrested Thursday on suspicion of conspiring to trade a kidney, a violation of the Organ Transplantation Law. Organ compatibility tests were conducted at Horiuchi’s clinic, and Sakagami was chosen from the three prospective donors, the sources said.

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