Criminals are not only heavy boys, there are also plenty of women among the needs. With the “Crime has no gender” campaign, the European police force wants to point out to Europol the role that women play in the criminal market. That is why a new list of the most wanted criminals appears today. The “most wanted” list consists mainly of fugitive women.
Emancipation has clearly not ignored crime. No fewer than 18 women are on the new investigation list, with 21 curb tricks. All criminals are masked to stay a little in Halloween mood at the end of October, but as soon as you click on them and scroll down, they reveal their gender and their career. Actions that are “just as serious” as those of the gentlemen, Europol emphasizes.
“People think that crimes are not usually committed by women,” said international police service spokeswoman Tine Hollevoet. “But they are there, and they are just as serious as those committed by men.” The charges range from drug trafficking to human trafficking and murder. Europol hopes to be able to grab the ladies in the collar with the new list.
“The intention is to attract as many visitors as possible to the site,” Hollevoet continues. “Our experience shows that the more people have seen the fugitives, the more likely they are to find criminals.” and drug trader Ildiko Dudas.
Elizabeth Dizon Honrada, who is searched by the Netherlands, also has a place. The 57-year-old Filipino smiles at you in a friendly way, but you laugh when you read her baptismal plot. She has been running from justice since she was sentenced to five years in prison for smuggling tens of kilos of coke between Suriname and the Netherlands. She was caught in 2003 in the port of Rotterdam with 30 kilos of the white stuff on board.
The fact that Europol’s approach works is demonstrated by the fact that since the introduction of the European “Most Wanted” list in 2016, 69 serious criminals have been arrested. In 21 cases that was possible thanks to tips from the public, but there were also gangsters who indicated themselves because they were widely available online. That is attention that the men and women are clearly not waiting for.