Turkish authorities have arrested at atatürk International airport, an Israeli citizen, wanted by Interpol. He is suspected of involvement in illegal trade in human organs.
Turkish media, in particular, the local edition of CNN, report that Boris Volfman (some sources write his name as Volkman) was arrested in Istanbul immediately upon arrival from Bangkok. The basis for the arrest was a «red warrant» of Interpol.
Boris Volfman was arrested in Israel in 2007 as part of the investigation of the case about illegal trafficking of organs. Then the investigators went to the suspects through ads, which were published in Arabic-language and Russian-language Newspapers. The ad text read: «you want a donor that will donate a kidney for transplantation for the substantial cash reward». On the basis of these ads have started a secret investigation, which, ultimately, led to the arrest of criminals.
Some time after the arrest of the suspects were released on various conditions, including a ban on leaving the country. It seems that the process has stretched on for many years, as in December 2012 the court considered the request to extend the arrest of the suspects, including Boris Volfman. In this and the following year the courts, in particular, considered requests relating to the prohibition on departure from Israel. In the regulations it was noted that the investigation is very complex and confusing.
His name was mentioned in the article about organ trafficking published in the newspaper The New York Times in August 2014.