Street cleaners in a northeastern Egyptian city found a medical waste bag in a garbage bin filled with human liver, other organs, and surgical instruments.
Mahmoud, a cleaner, said he and his colleagues “found the remains when they were collecting garbage in the Al Janayen village in Suez. [The cleaners] immediately notified their supervisors so they could let the authorities investigate where the organs came from,” Al Arabiya reported.
Mahmoud said they feared the hospital from where the instruments were coming from might be trafficking human organs or performing unauthorised abortions.
Security officials immediately arrived at the scene and moved the waste to the Directorate of Health Affairs and the Department of Environmental Affairs in the governorate.
Police are investigating to determine the source of the organs. Organ traders face strict imprisonment and could be fined one million Egyptian pounds or about £42,000.