Police have arrested a gang believed to be responsible for more than 60 deaths.
Bizarrely; the gang is said to have murdered people, hung their body on S hooks and drained them of fat. This fat was then sold to European laboratories for up to $15,000.
One of the gang member is said to have been in possession of 17 litres of human fat when he was arrested.
Authorities in Peru are calling the arrested “witches” and “pishtacos.” From Andean myth the pishtacos are ghouls.
It is said that the fat collecting gang gave themselves the name the Pishtacos of Huallaga.
Police admit the reason for the murders is strange but insist the arrests are real. Prosecutores told press; “We are not making this up. They have confessed to this. That’s what’s coming out now.”
Despite these comments from the police there is some doubt to the arrests. A dean of a Peruvian medical college has gone on the record to say that hundreds of litres of human fat are obtained every day at cosmetic clinics. The price of US$15,000 seems unrealistic.
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