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Chinese Tanker Had a Container Full of Dead Americans

Thursday, February 8, 2018 18:19
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China Shipping Tanker

by Chris White

Exporting companies are using Chinese ships, planes, and trucks to transport dead Americans across the world for research purposes, according to a Thursday report from Reuters.

A Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed South Carolina in July carrying 6,000 pounds of human remains valued at $67,204. The container’s temperature was set to 5 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the parts from spoiling. Relatives of the dead, meanwhile, did not realize their loved ones’ remains were being dismembered and sent to Europe and elsewhere, the report notes.

Body brokers like Oregon-based MedCure rely on lax regulations to export heads, shoulders, knees and toes to Mexico, China, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, among several other countries. Plastic surgeons in Germany use heads to practice new techniques, while thousands of parts are shipped overseas annually.

“There are people who wouldn’t necessarily mind where the specimens were sent if they were fully informed,” Brandi Schmitt, who directs a body donation system at the University of California, told reporters about the trade, which is still shrouded in mystery. “But clearly there are plenty of donors that do mind and that don’t feel like they’re getting enough information.”

The FBI raided MedCure in November, which culminated in a federal investigation.

“MedCure is committed to meeting and exceeding the highest standards in the industry. It takes very seriously its obligation to not only deliver safe specimens securely, but to do it in a way that respects the donors,” said the company’s lawyer, Jeffrey Edelson, who declined to comment on the nature of the raid.

Families of those on in the ships were shocked to hear that their husbands, fathers, and daughters were shipped overseas.

Marie Gallegos, whose husband’s head was shipped to a dental school in Israel months after he died of a heart attack, told reporters that she “should have read the fine print” of the forms she signed allowing his parts to be donated for science and research.

“Had I known that my husband’s head was over there, I would have waited to have the ceremony,” she said. “If they really wanted my husband’s body for these purposes, they should have told me upfront and verbally.”

Regulators are also concerned the parts might be infected with HIV or some other highly infectious disease. There is a disconnect between what the industry and government believe is dangerous, Matthew Zahn, chairman of the public health committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, told reporters.

“It’s a situation where we don’t have a huge amount of regulation or clarity as to what the risks are,” Zahn said. “It feels like one of those cracks in the system where a practice has developed, and the risk factors and oversight have not fully matured.”

Current regulations cover body parts intended for transplant, such as hearts and livers, which has allowed some unsavory elements of the industry to bubble to the top.

FBI investigators raided the warehouse of another so-called Body Broker last year and found a grisly discovery. Court papers reveal the building, owned and operated by businessman Arthur Rathburn, was littered with dead flies, dog bowls, and human remains frozen together in huge “chunks.”

Rathburn’s business, International Biological Inc (IBI), became a target after routine border stops that found he was ferrying human heads to Mexico on their way to forlorn parts of the globe, court records show….


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  • Roaring Sheep

    Someone will surely say these parts are destined to exotic Reptilian Restaraunts.. anyone for an Armburger… ?

  • Tedx

    The flesh will be made into dog food or used to feed pigs and fish. Some will be used for red meat fill in meat products sold to people.

  • truthseeker4809

    None of them has any relatives, friends etc etc? Disposal of human bodies by inappropriate manner is a serious crime.

    • Anonymous

      In ‘Schindler’s List,’ they were trying to make themselves look healthy.

      In all seriousness, I think, you should carry proof of physical address, when you go out. Remember those New Year’s resolutions, which would tend to make a person successful, or, at least, productive.

      Or, situationally, there is no reason for you not to end up in a sweat shop.

  • LightRay69

    Holy Shyte this is Gross!!! Although, there are people who Donate parts of their bodies to Science. Reading this is appalling :eek: . What type of person works in these jobs!?!?

  • dakota

    Get me off this planet!!!!!

  • Hayduke

    Mcdonald’s gets a lot of these body parts. They go into Big Mac’s. :eek:

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