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Denmark Confiscates Valuables From Migrants After Law Passed

Danish police made use of a controversial law allowing them to confiscate valuables from asylum seekers for the first time since the legislation was passed.

Police seized the equivalent of 79,600 kroner ($11,875) from five Iranian citizens, according to an e-mailed statement on Thursday. The people had tried to enter Denmark via Copenhagen airport using “false documents,” police said. The three women and two men had a total of 129,600 kroner in cash with them, police said.