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No truth, says Montague as info about killings for organ harvesting circulates on social media

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 2:00 AM
Montague

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, is describing as entirely false the information circulating on social media alleging that persons are being abducted and killed so their organs can be harvested and sold.

Montague says these reports are undermining the work of the security forces and making an already difficult situation worse.

He says investigations are pointing to a small group of persons who are perpetrating these actions with ulterior motives, and the matter is being investigated by the Cybercrimes Unit for possible action.

Montague is asking persons engaged in such practices to desist from doing so.

He’s also urging persons to exercise caution in the material they post online and transmit to others, as they may unwittingly be participating in criminal acts.

A person who commits an offence under the new Cybercrimes legislation can be fined up to $4 million, or imprisoned for up to four years, or both, if the person is a first offender.