Eight police officers have been dismissed from their roles after attempting to blame the disappearance of more than half a ton of marijuana from a police warehouse on hungry mice.
The disappearance was discovered during an inspection of a police warehouse near to the town of Pilar, close to Buenos Aires in Argentina.
The cannabis had been in storage there for two years but while 6,000kg had originally been registered, only 5,460kg were found.
It didn’t take long for suspicion to fall on the city’s former police commissioner Javier Specia, who actually left the inventory for the impounded marijuana unsigned when he departed his post in April 2017.
It was his replacement, Emilio Portero, who noticed the issue and notified the force’s internal affairs division, who inspected the warehouse.
Called before a judge, Specia and three of his officers offered the same dafter explanation: the missing narcotics had had been “eaten by mice”.
The forensics said otherwise though.
“Buenos Aires University experts have explained that mice wouldn’t mistake the drug for food, and that if a large group of mice had eaten it, a lot of corpses would have been found in the warehouse,” said a spokesperson for the judge.
Four police officers have now been called to testify with the authorities waiting to determine if the missing marijuana was the result of “expedience or negligence”.
Either some mice have been having one hell of a wild time of late or someone is in serious trouble.
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