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Chinese Authorities Seized Over 7,200 Human Penises On A Cargo Ship From Nigeria

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Chinese Authorities Seized Over 7,200 Human Penises On A Cargo Ship From Nigeria

The world’s largest human organ seizure in history was made by Chinese customs officers, who discovered 7,221 African penises concealed in a refrigerated freight container.


Chinese officers discovered the organs in 36 boxes labeled as plantains (cooking bananas) inside a refrigerated container on a ship docked in Shanghai Port after receiving details from an unknown source.

According to Li Wu, a spokesman for China’s General Administration of Customs, a growing number of armed groups in Africa use organ trafficking to fund themselves, making such seizures predictable.

These organs are now widely available, but they were almost certainly harvested in unsanitary conditions or were infected at some stage, so we can’t sell them in China.”

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Mr. Li claims that the organs were transported from Lagos, Nigeria, but that they may have only transited through Nigeria and may have originated elsewhere in Africa.

We know that penises from Lybia and Sudan sell for more money than those from other African war zones, but we can’t be sure where they came from until the investigation is finished.”


Similar seizures could become more frequent in the coming years, according to the Chinese General Administration of Customs, as armed groups in Africa turn to organ trafficking to fund their military operations.

Since 2002, nine cases of human penises have been confiscated, but today’s discovery is more than four times the number seized by customs officers over the previous 18 years.

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He said that “specimens of this size” normally fetched about $160,000 each on the black market, and the organ’s overall value was more than $1.15 billion, comparing its value to illicit drugs.


The ship’s crew, which includes four Nigerians, two Malians, and two Cameronese, is being held for questioning, according to WNDR, but no charges have yet been brought against them.

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