Argentinian police officers fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing cannabis


Eight Argentinian police officers have been fired after blaming mice for the disappearance of half a ton of cannabis from a police warehouse.

They claimed rodents had eaten the stockpile after it was discovered missing during an inspection at the warehouse for impounded drugs in Pilar, 60km away from Buenos Aires.

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Around 6,000kg of cannabis had been stored there for four years, but only 5,460kg was found.

Former police chief commissioner Javier Specia was hauled before a judge along with three of his subordinates, but they all claimed the drugs had been “eaten by mice”.

However, scientists at Buenos Aires University cast doubt on the claim.

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“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 will testify before the judge on May 4.


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