The officers claimed the rodents had devoured half a ton of marijuana
A group of eight drug police officers from Argentina have been fired after they balmed mice for half a ton of missing marijuana according to reports.
The officers claimed the rodents had devoured half a ton of marijuana after it was discovered missing following a police made an inspection of the warehouse in which it was stored in Pilar in Argentina.
The former police commissioner, Javier Specia, had left 13,000 pounds of cannabis ‘unsigned’ following his step down from his post over a year ago.
His Successor promptly conducted a search and found that half a ton of marijuana had seemingly disappeared.
Following the police officer’s claim that mice had eaten the illegal substance, Food experts from Buenos Aires University said that there was no way mice would confuse cannabis with food.
The experts went on to explain that if the mice had eaten it, they would have found dead mice in the warehouse.
6,000kg of cannabis had been stored 60km from Buenos Aires for over two years, but upon inspection, only 5,460kg remained in the warehouse.
Commissioner Emilio Portero alerted the internal affairs department after noticing the shortfall of the drug, and they made an inspection of the warehouse.
Specia and three police officers were called before Judge Adrian Gonzalez Charvay, who all gave the same explanation for the missing cannabis – it was eaten by mice.
Their explanation wasn’t accepted and now the police officers will be called before the judge to testify on May 4.
The judge will determine were the missing cannabis is a result of negligence or something else.
Specia may face an internal police investigation after he failed to present his 2017 sworn income statement.
The case may suggest that the officers sold the cannabis and continued to live off the profits.