Chinese ‘dancing grannies’ help out in anti-drugs fight

Chinese ‘dancing grannies’ help out in anti-drugs fight

Safe cities

Known for showing off their routines to music in public spaces, the groups of mainly middle-aged and retired women – known as damas – are helping narcotics officials in the city’s Jianggao area.

More than 100 damas have been recruited to the scheme since its launch in January, as part of a wider campaign to crack down on drug-related crime. They’ve been busy going door-to-door handing out flyers, and have also taken part in a special gala aimed at educating people about the dangers of drugs, an official tells the paper.
It’s hoped the women’s position in society means they’ll be able to monitor drug use around them.

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