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Spanish police bust gang of bogus Chinese doctors

Published on Jun 27, 2014 6:50 PM
 
An undated handout picture released on June 27, 2014 by the Spanish National Police shows teeth, pills and numerous unsterilised forceps and dental tools seized at illegal Chinese clinics in Madrid. Spanish police busted a Chinese gang accused of carrying out back-street abortions, surgery and dentistry in unhygienic home clinics, officials said today. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Spanish police busted a Chinese gang accused of carrying out back-street abortions, surgery and dentistry in unhygienic home clinics, officials said on Friday.

They released photographs of items seized in the raids, including a pile of human teeth, pills and numerous unsterilised forceps and dental tools.

Police said they detained eight Chinese suspects in a year-long operation and shut down six "clandestine medical clinics" in the Usera district of southern Madrid, which is home to a large Chinese community.

As well as those held in custody, police brought charges against two others for crimes against public health and unlicensed professional activity.

 
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