Eight police officers dismissed after claiming mice ate missing half ton of marijuana 3 years ago

Eight police officers dismissed after claiming mice ate missing half ton of marijuana

Solid cover story, fellas

Eight police officers have been sacked after half a ton of marijuana disappeared from a warehouse in Pilar, Argentina. The officers claimed that mice had eaten the missing drugs, a claim which has since been debunked.

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The drugs had been stored in a warehouse for at least two years before half a ton went missing. There was 6,000kg of marijuana registered in the warehouse last year, but mysteriously, only  5,460kg remained this year.

Alarm bells started to ring when former police commissioner Javier Specia quit the force in 2017. His replacement, commissioner Emilio Portero, noticed the shortfall and notified the force’s internal affairs division, who inspected the warehouse.

Standing before a judge, every police officer involved gave the same excuse, that the drugs had been "eaten by mice."

That cover story has since been rubbished by forensic experts, who confirmed that not even a large number of mice could have eaten so much marijuana, nor would they have mistaken it for food.

“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.

The four police officers have been called to testify before the judge on 4 May. The judge will seek to determine if the missing marijuana was the result of “expedience or negligence”.

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