According to the manifest, the shipment bound for Europe included about 6,000 pounds of human remains valued at 67,204. To keep the merchandise from spoiling, the container’s temperature was set to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.The body parts came from a Portland business called MedCure Inc. A so-called body broker, MedCure profits by dissecting the bodies of altruistic donors and sending the parts to medical training and research companies.

via Special Report: U.S. body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

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