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PostSubject: Gang Held Over Human Body Fat Murders   Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:53 am

Members of a gang arrested in Peru have confessed to killing people
and extracting their body fat to sell to international cosmetic
companies, police claim.



Police showed reporters confiscated bottles of alleged human fat

Three men were tracked down in the jungle of remote Huanuco
province, where officials also found human remains and two bottles of
fat.

Colonel Jorge Mejia, chief of Peru's anti-kidnapping police, told
reporters the trio admitted to the murder of five people - and to
draining the corpses.

The men revealed one litre of human fat could fetch $15,000 (more than £9,000), he added.

Describing the grisly method of fat extraction, Col Mejia said the
gang would cut off victims' heads and limbs, take out the organs and
then hang the torsos above candles to heat the flesh - letting the fat
drip into tubs below.

It was then sold on to intermediaries in Peru's capital Lima, before heading to cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies in Europe.

However, Col Mejia conceded police could not confirm any fat had been sold.

Medical experts have cast doubt on the trade of human fat but said it was used in anti-wrinkle treatments.

The fat is normally always taken from a living patient, usually from the stomach or buttocks.

"I can't see why there would be a black market for fat," said Dr
Adam Katz, a professor of plastic surgery at the University of Virginia
medical school.

"It doesn't make any sense at all, because in most countries we can
get fat so readily and in such amounts from people who are willing and
ready to donate that I don't see why there would ever be a black market
for fat."
Suspects emerge from the jungle



Peruvian authorities said at least six men remained at large - including alleged gang leader, Hilario Cudena.

One of the men in custody reportedly told police Cudena has been killing people for their fat for more than 30 years.
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PostSubject: Re: Gang Held Over Human Body Fat Murders   Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:51 am

Again a story of the brutality and any means to a profit of some so-called "human beings".
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