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Police in Spain arrested a rich Lebanese man suspected of trying to buy the healthy liver of a poor immigrant to receive it as a transplant, officials said Wednesday.The 61-year-old, who was reported in Spanish media to be a Lebanese mayor, is suspected of approaching several immigrants, offering 40,000 euros ($55,000) for a liver, and finally making a deal with a Romanian.Five people were arrested and accused of organ trafficking, including three of the Lebanese man's relatives and a Palestinian, all residents in Spain, said police inspector Esther Maldonado.Only three hospitals in Spain carry out liver transplants from live donors, in which between 20 and 30 livers have been transplanted from live patients in the past five years.
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