Venezuela gets tough on hair thieves 委內瑞拉展開護髮行動

Mon, Oct 21, 2013 - Page 11

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called on the police to act against gangs that are stealing women’s hair.

The thieves sell the hair — sometimes stolen at gunpoint — to salons where it is used for extensions and wigs.

Attacks appear to be on the rise, especially in the country’s second largest city Maracaibo, local media report.

Maduro used strong language against what he called “mafias that cut girls’ hair.”

Speaking at the inauguration of a train station in the capital Caracas, he said the government would guarantee that the thieves would be caught.

Several women have reportedly been targeted, being asked to tie their hair into ponytails so that gang members can easily cut it off.

However, the BBC’s Irene Caselli in Venezuela says authorities are yet to receive any formal complaints.

One victim told a local newspaper that she refused to report the case to the police because she feared being teased.

(Liberty Times)

委內瑞拉總統尼可拉斯.馬杜羅已要求警方採取行動打擊竊取婦女頭髮的不法份子。

這些竊賊將這些有時是在槍口下偷來的頭髮賣給美髮院,美髮院將其用於接髮或製作假髮。

攻擊事件顯然正在增加,尤其是在該國第二大城馬拉開波,當地媒體報導。

馬杜羅嚴辭批評他所說的「剪女孩頭髮的黑手黨」。

他在首都卡拉卡斯一座車站啟用典禮上發表談話,強調政府保證將捉拿這些竊賊。

據報已經有數名婦女受害,她們被要求將頭髮紮成馬尾,以便匪徒能輕易剪掉。

然而,英國廣播公司在委內瑞拉的記者卡塞里說,當局至今尚未接到任何人正式報案。

一名受害人向一家當地報紙說,她不要向警方報案,因為她擔心被嘲弄。

(自由時報:翻譯/管淑平)