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A group of Venezuelan thieves
that calls itself "The Piranhas"
has turned its attention away
from purses and pocketbooks,
by holding women at gunpoint
in order to steal their hair.
In Maracaibo, Venezuela's sec-
ond largest city, the gang is tar-
geting women whose flowing
locks, once removed, can be
made into natural hair extensions
and sold to beauty salons.
The robbers operate by holding
their victims at gunpoint and
ordering them to tie their hair
into a ponytail, before removing
it with a razor blade.
Top quality stolen hair can
fetch the equivalent of £200.
"The demand for hair exten-
sions has risen by 30 per cent
since the crimes started"
Jhonatan Morales, a beauty salon
owner who spoke to state tele-
vision channel Globovision.
"The market is more compet-
itive now. We judge the hair on
its tone, condition and colour"
he said. "But my salon doesn't
buy from street vendors as we
don't know where the hair has
"When they came up to me I
thought they were going to take
, said Mariana
Rodriguez, one of the gang's
numerous victims. "But before
I had time to think they were
gone and I had no hair"
The city's response to the rise
in hair theft has been to position
guards in the shopping centres
where the crimes have been most
"We are responding with force
to these escalating crimes," said
Maracaibo's mayor Aveling de
Rosales in a statement last Mon-
day. "However, we recommend
that women avoid wearing their
hair down in public places as it
facilitates the theft"
Maracaibo, a city of four mil-
lion close to the Colombian bor-
der, is particularly prone to gang
crime given the large amount of
smuggling which occurs in the
Gang activity in the region is
funded by the purchasing of basic
goods such as lavatory paper and
rice, the prices of which are heav-
ily subsidised by Venezuela's
The goods are then smuggled
across the border into Colombia
where they are sold for a profit
at normal market rates.
Police in China have rescued
twin baby girls allegedly sold
by a maternity doctor, bringing
the number of infants recovered
from the suspected trafficking
ring to three, state media
They were to return them to
their parents yesterday.
Police had earlier recovered a
baby boy allegedly sold by the
same obstetrician to traffickers,
and reunited him with his par-
The doctor allegedly at the
centre of the scandal is Zhang
Shuxia, deputy director of the
maternity department of the
Fuping County Maternal and
Child Health Care Hospital,
reported state-run CCTV.
Since news of the scandal
broke, police have received
reports of 55 similar cases from
local residents, including 26 cases
pointing to Zhang, China Daily
reported. Police launched inves-
tigations into five of the reported
cases, and Zhang was detained
on suspicion of human traffick-
The parents of the allegedly
trafficked twins told CNN that
after Wang gave birth at the hos-
pital on May 29, Zhang con-
vinced them to give up the chil-
dren, telling them that the girls
had serious health issues.
"The doctor was pretending
to be very anxious, telling me
that my babies have congenital
problems. She said the twins
would be brain damaged or
paralysed," Wang said.
The couple never saw their
children after the birth, they said.
"I insisted on seeing the
babies, but she wouldn't let me,"
said Wang. They trusted Zhang.
"I never suspected that she was
selling my babies, because she
was a family friend," she said.
The twins' father, Qi, told
CNN that the loss of the children
had a profound impact on the
Zhang made false claims that
the children had serious ailments,
from heart problems and cerebral
palsy to missing genitals, to con-
vince parents to part with their
MAUMERE---Hot lava from an erupting volcano
killed six people sleeping in a beach village on a
small island in eastern Indonesia yesterday, after
ash and smoke from the volcano shot about a
mile into the air, officials said.
Mount Rokatenda in East Nusa Tenggara province
erupted early yesterday morning, and nearly 3,000
people have been evacuated from the area on Palue
island, according to the National Disaster Mitigation
Agency. The volcano has been rumbling since last
The victims who died included three adults and
two children, said agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo
Nugroho, adding that the age of the sixth person
killed was unclear. He said that the adults' bodies
were recovered from Ponge beach in Rokirole village,
but that the children's remains had not been found.
The disaster agency said the volcano spewed ash
and smoke about 1.2 miles into the air.
The eruption lasted about seven minutes, said
Frans Wangge, who heads the volcano's monitoring
post. He said the hot lava burned trees around the
beach and villages, and made it difficult to reach
the area where the victims were killed.
Domi Dange, a Catholic priest helping those who
fled to the district town of Maumere on nearby
Flores island, said some residents, who had refused
Thieves hold women at
gunpoint to steal their hair
As people read the names of victims, Wednesday, rows of shoes placed on the
Statehouse steps, in Trenton, New Jersey, represent lives lost to gun violence
in New Jersey since the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. AP PHOTO
Doctor accused of selling babies
6 killed by hot lava as Indonesia volcano erupts
to leave when the area was earlier cleared, were
sleeping under tents near the beach. However,
details about the six people who were killed and
where they were located at the time of the eruption
remained unclear. (AP)
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