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Taiwan Cops Conduct Rs 41,000 DNA Test to Catch Thief Who Stole Rs 4 Yoghurt Drink

The cops have been receiving flak for wasting taxpayers' money on such a trivial pursuit.

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Updated:December 6, 2018, 6:36 PM IST
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Taiwan Cops Conduct Rs 41,000 DNA Test to Catch Thief Who Stole Rs 4 Yoghurt Drink
The cops have been receiving flak for wasting taxpayers' money on such a trivial pursuit.
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Police in Taiwan has been receiving flak from locals after conducting DNA forensics tests worth 18,000 New Taiwanese dollars (Rs 41,333 approx) to investigate the theft of a NT$2 (Rs 4.6) yoghurt drink.

According to a report in BBC, a woman in Taiwan's Taipei approached local cops after she suspected one of her roommates of stealing her drink. The woman who shared a flat along with five other women, all students of Chinese Cultural University, found her empty yoghurt drink bottle in the trash one day. Despite interrogating her roommates, the woman could not get the culprit to confess. That was when she decided to approach the cops.

When fingerprint analysis wouldn't work, she requested the cops to carry out DNA tests on all five of her roommates as well as herself to figure out the identity of the yoghurt thief. Each DNA test costs NT$3000.

According to local reports, many in Tapei have complained about the incident as the endeavour would end up costing the state taxpayers' money. Many on social media accused the 'victim' as being petty.




















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