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
A Peruvian police officer displays two bottles containing human fat today in Lima.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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.