Eight Argentinian cops have been barred from duty and might end up behind bars after they’ve claimed before the court that mice ate almost half a ton of marijuana from an impound warehouse. The discrepancy was signaled by the newly-appointed police commissioner.
Forensic Experts Adamant about Mice Not Mistaking Marijuana for Food
At the end of April 2017, Javier Specia stepped down from his function as police commissioner, Emilio Portero taking his place. After a briefly looking over Specia’s papers, Portero discovered that the former police officials omitted to sign the impounded marijuana papers.
Suspecting that something might be afoot, Portero visited the impounded marijuana warehouse. His impromptu visit led to the discovery of a major paperwork discrepancy. Whereas the documents attested that the warehouse held 6,000 kilograms of confiscated marijuana, the authorities discovered that there 5,460 kilograms inside.
Portero’s findings led to the arrest of Specia and seven other Argentinian police officers who were charged with guarding the impound warehouse.
All suspects were brought before the court to answer for the missing marijuana. Baffling enough, Specia and his colleagues claimed that the drugs were not stolen but eaten by mice.
However, several court-appointed forensic experts tore down their claims by stating that mice don’t usually have a thing for pot. More specifically, the experts declared that mice don’t mistake food for drugs and even if that were the case, it would take a large number of rodents to munch on 500 kilograms of marijuana.
Moreover, if mice did indeed eat the impound drugs, they would have overdosed and died in the warehouse. Since nobody discovered dead mice in the warehouse after the inspection, it’s clear that something else might have happened to the pot stash.
For the moment, Specia and his subordinates were relieved of duty and are scheduled to appear before the court on the 4th of May.
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