Crimes involving money multiplication and other acts of witchcraft dropped to 121 in 2010 from 135 in 2009 and police attributed the decline to better public awareness.
Last year’s crimes involved 25 money cloning cases, 11 acts of sorcery and 85 other deception incidents, Albayan newspaper said, quoting Major Salah Busaibah, director of the anti-economic crime section at Dubai’s criminal investigation Department.
In 2009, they included 49 money multiplication crimes and the rest involved other sorcery and deception cases.
“There was a decline in such cases mainly because of increased public awareness…many people now realize these things are just acts of deception and started to report them to the police.”
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