6-year-old boy’s eyes stolen by suspected organ traffickersBy Mason White 10:33 AM August 28, 2013
|Binbin in the hospital|
By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A little boy was kidnaped from his home and his eyes were removed before he was dumped at the side of a road.
The boy was hospitalized where he is being treated.
Now, police believe that organ traffickers are responsible for the heinous crime.
The young boy named Binbin of China, was playing near his house when he disappeared. He was found around three hours later covered in blood and his eyes missing.
After searching the area, the child’s eyes were discovered nearby, but the corneas were missing, which implies that an organ trafficker was behind the horrible attack.
Police in Fenzi, northern Shanxi Province, have offered a 100,000 yuan, or about a $16,000 reward, for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Police believe that a woman lured the boy away from his home and she was part of the attack.
The boy was drugged and lost consciousness before the attackers removed his eyes, according to police reports.
In the video below, you can see the heavily bandaged child as he was taken from an operating room and placed in a hospital bed. He is in pain as family members stand by his side crying.
The illegal organ trade in China is a growing problem. About 1.5 million people are said to be on hospital lists for organ donations, but there are very few donors.
The assault is the latest evidence of the real problem of organ trafficking in China. “Organs of children are generally more expensive in the Chinese black market,” a dealer said. “That is because many people think that the younger the donor is, the better the quality of the organ,” the dealer also said.
Organ trafficking was banned in China, but trade continues to boom especially for kidneys.