CB-CID sleuths on Friday arrested M. Thangavelu (55) from Kuranguchavadi area in Salem on charges of being a tout in the recent kidney racket.

S. Barani Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, CB-CID, told The Hindu on Friday that Thangavelu was arrested following information given by those arrested earlier.

With this, the number of persons arrested in this case has gone up to 10, which includes a Salem-based nephrologist, seven touts, a man and a woman who offered to “donate” kidneys.

Thangavelu would be produced before the Judicial Magistrate court in Pappireddipatti on Saturday.