MEANWHILE IN FRANCE
Things are a jittery in the gorgeous City of Lights. An additional 5,000 French police have been patrolling the streets of Paris this summer in an attempt to safeguard tourists from scam artists and pickpockets, reports Travel and Tour World, a New York City-based industry publication — which also notes that Paris is expecting a recordbreaking number of visitors in the next few weeks. Extra officers have been deployed at seven famed locations, including the Champs d’Elysee, the Eiffel Tower and the Latin Quarter.
The publication said that Paris police chief Michel Delpuech had visited police on duty and reports they are doing everything within their power “to make sure that the city is perfectly safe without transforming it into a bunker.”
It’s a popular destination. France itself attracted 89 million visitors in 2017, Paris drew 30 million.
“Earlier this month, French prosecutors revealed a Bosnian gang including an embassy official made almost $5.8 million sending migrant children on to the streets of major French cities including Paris to steal,” the travel publication said.