Wednesday, November 25, 2009
By Steven L. Taylor

I once heard an urban legend that came in the guise of a warning about travel to New Orleans, LA:  be careful, as people will kidnap you to steal your organs to sell on the black market!

Via the BBC:  ‘Fat for cosmetics’ murder suspects arrested in Peru

The gang allegedly targeted people on remote roads, luring them with fake job offers before killing them and extracting their fat.

The liquidised product fetched $15,000 (£9,000) a litre and police suspect it was sold on to companies in Europe.

Most bizarre.  Still, I can’t help but think that there are easier and less criminal ways of obtaining human fat.  Indeed, if the stuff really does sell for that kind of coin, you’d think that there would be folks standing outside of all-you-can-eat buffets in the US offering free liposuction to exiting patrons…

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One Response to “Truth Trumps Fiction Yet Again (Peruvian Human Fat Traffickers Edition)”

  1. Sheri Says:

    I would have gladly let them lipo mine! Lipo costs about $4,000…they would still have made $11,000 profit!

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