Peru Gang Accused of Killing to Harvest Fat

Cosmetics firms said to pay $60K/gallon; experts skeptical
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2009 10:00 PM CST
Peru Gang Accused of Killing to Harvest Fat
A Peruvian police officer displays two bottles containing human fat today in Lima.   (AP Photo)

Peruvian police today arrested four men accused of killing dozens of people and selling their fat to cosmetics companies in Europe. At a news conference that featured several bottles of fat, which police say the gang sold for $60,000 per gallon, authorities didn’t produce any evidence of sales, and experts tell the AP they doubt much of a market exists.
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