Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Neighborhood Spokesperson: Moroccans Increasingly Steal from Each Other

Joke Padmos, spokesperson for the Amsterdam’s Slotervaart neighborhood council, says that there has been a major increase in cases of Moroccans stealing from other Moroccans, for instance dowries. The neighborhood council chairman, Ahmed Marcouch has received letters from other parts of The Netherlands regarding similar problems. As a result, 1,400 families in a part of the neighborhood where burglaries increased by 67% last year, will be supplied with an anti-burglary substance with to be sprayed on their belongings. The substance contains microdots of synthetic DNA so that if stolen goods are found, ownership can be proved. Similar projects in other Dutch towns have reduced burglaries by an average of 50%.

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