Police in Saint-Malo have revealed extensive identity card trafficking. To go out in nightclub and consume alcohol, minors do not hesitate to rent the identity card of young adults.
It was a nightclub manager, helpless about the situation, who alerted the police on the extent of this phenomenon.
To enter the disco and consume alcohol, minors, aged 15 or 16, rent their identity card from young adults.
5 to 20 € for the weekend
"All this is done via the Instagram social network, explains Commissioner Guillaume Catherine. The lender and the lessor are often from the same school. For a fee, the minor may have the identity card during the weekend. " The "rental" can be worth 5 to 20 €.
This traffic has existed for several years. Since ID photos are often very old, bouncers at the entrance of nightclubs are unable to identify if the person holding the card is the owner.
The Commissioner is very concerned about this phenomenon. "Young people do not realize the dangerousness of this act. First, it is a use of false identity, a crime punishable by a penalty and a fine. But above all, these young people are exposed to danger by drinking alcohol, and risking bad encounters at the exit of night establishments. "
" Not normal "
For now, the minors and adults heard by the police have received only a reminder to the law. But the penalties could get heavier. Before that, the Commissioner wishes to make everyone aware: "Young people first, when the police intervene in high schools and colleges. But also school heads and especially parents. I repeat that this practice is not normal and represents a serious danger. "
Saint Malo. To go clubbing, minors rent identity cards for the weekendOuest-France.fr