Fingerprints Dept kept busy

DUBAI — The Fingerprints Department at the General Department of Forensic Science has dealt with 2,369 cases since the beginning of the current year.

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Published: Wed 29 Dec 2010, 10:17 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 10:12 AM

Director Ahmed Obaid Rashid said the department has contributed in solving complicated crimes such as the murder of a four-year-old boy in a mosque during Eid Al Adha.

The department team had succeeded in identifying the murderer’s fingerprints despite the fact that he had tried to remove them by spraying water all over the washroom where the boy was killed.

The team was also able to help in cracking thefts in eight villas.

Rashid said that the department has five main sections that deal with fingerprint matching and checking, checking on unidentified bodies and saving the fingerprints in the database. —

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