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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Mosquito DNA catch the thief

In Finland it was the first time Finnish police had used an insect to catch a thief. A mosquito inside an abandoned vehicle in Seinaejoki, north of Helsinki, 25km from the place it was stolen, was sent for analysis which DNA sample was taken. The DNA found from laboratory tests matched a man on the police register. The car was stolen in June 2008 in the town of Lapua, some 380km (235 miles) north of the Finnish capital. The suspect denies stealing the car and says he was just hitch-hiking a lift with a man. VIA

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