23 july 2014
Eight individuals from a Tanzanian medicinal establishment have been captured
Eight individuals from a Tanzanian medicinal establishment have been captured after 85 sacks holding body parts were found in the port city of Dar es Salaam.
A cop told the BBC that human appendages, fingers, ribs and skulls were in the packs, uncovered in a landfill site in the Bunju suburb.
A percentage of the packs held surgical instruments and utilized disposable gloves.
The BBC’s Aboubakar Famau in Dar es Salaam says the find has stunned the generally peaceful city.
Dar es Salaam police boss Suleiman Kova said those captured have connections to the city’s Institute of Medical and Training University (IMTU).
Occupants said they got to be suspicious after a truck over and over dumped dark plastic packs weighing roughly 25kg (55lb) each.