View Full Version : 48 out of 50 Moroccan Migrants Who Claimed to Be Underage Were Adults

05-30-2017, 02:30 PM
Forty-eight out of 50 Moroccan migrants applying for asylum in Sweden who claimed to be underage are actually adults, according to Swedish border authorities.

The Swedish border police say the problem of false identity papers is rife amongst migrants who originally come from the North African country. Of the 77 people from the country who arrived recently in Sweden, 65 of them were proven to have false documentation and of 50 who claimed to be underage only two were found to be minors, Svenska Dagbladet reports.

The information comes from a border police memo that revealed the prevalence of fake identification papers amongst Moroccan migrants.

Police chief Patrik Engström wrote in the memo: “Although it is a small sample and of a specific nationality, and despite the limitations, it is the first time we have been able to verify the alleged identities and ages, thanks to the system of fingerprints found in Morocco

Chief Engström must not realize that 48 out of 50 = 96%. How big a sample do you need?