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Syrian refugee and daughters found dead in Danish freezer

The bodies of a 27-year-old Syrian woman and her two young daughters were discovered in a freezer in the southern Danish town of Aabenraa on Sunday night, police said.

Syrian refugee and daughters found dead in Danish freezer
Police are searching for the woman's husband. Photo: Colourbox
Southern Jutland Police said on Monday morning that all three had been murdered and that officers were currently looking for the woman’s husband.
 
“Police gained access to the residence, where the three bodies were found in a freezer. The woman’s husband, and thus the children’s father, was not in the apartment and is now sought by police,” Southern Jutland Police wrote. 
 
The two girls were aged seven and nine.
 
Police said they were contacted by a member of the woman’s family police after he had not been able to reach her for several days. 
 
On Monday morning, police were carrying out technical investigations in the family’s home and speaking with people who know the family. 
 
Police said that the family arrived in Denmark in the summer of 2015 and had achieved refugee status. 
 

MONEY

Denmark police receive 456 reports of fraud from the corona relief fund

The National Unit for Special Crime has received 456 reports of fraud from the corona relief packages since 1st April 2020, according to a press release from the Money Laundering Secretariat (Hvidvasksekretariatet).

Denmark police receive 456 reports of fraud from the corona relief fund

The frauds and attempted frauds amount to 212 million kroner, although some of the scams were discovered before the fraudsters got the money. More than 28 million kroner has been recovered through 102 recovery operations.

According to Jørgen Andersen, deputy police inspector and head of the Money Laundering Secretariat, the task has been taken “very seriously” in the secretariat since the introduction of corona relief packages.

“And it has had a high priority with us as authorities. But also with the notifiers – here primarily banks and the accountants – and we sat down together quite quickly in a community.

“Here, we organised the effort in such a way that when banks and auditors sent notifications to us where there was a suspicion of misuse of schemes, we typically sent them within 24 hours to the authorities who paid money on these schemes”, Andersen says.

Companies or individuals should contact the Money Laundering Secretariat (Hvidvasksekretariatet) if they suspect money laundering or terrorist financing.

In October 2020, an eight-billion kroner stimulus package was agreed in parliament to help Danish businesses and cultural institutions hit by the coronavirus crisis.

The financial package also included a liquidity fund totalling 28 million kroner. 

READ ALSO: Denmark announces new coronavirus relief for businesses and culture

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