Police Fired After Claiming Mice Ate Half Ton Of Missing Weed
Eight police officers were fired after claiming in court mice ate more than half a ton of cannabis which was missing.
When 540 kilograms of confiscated marijuana disappeared from a police warehouse after two years of being stored, the officers from Buenos Aires, Argentina alleged cheeky mice had eaten every single gram of it.
That means the rodents would have gobbled up over 1,000 pounds of weed!
When police carried out an inspection of the warehouse which is located in the town of Pilar, they discovered out of the 6,000 kilograms registered only 5,460 kilograms was actually there.
According to The Guardian, suspicion fell on the city’s former police commissioner Javier Specia as he hadn’t signed the inventory for the confiscated drugs when he left his position in April 2017.
It was actually his replacement, commissioner Emilio Portero, who noticed this mistake and drew attention to Specia notifying the police force’s internal affairs division of his error.
After they carried out the inspection, Specia and three of his subordinates were ordered to court.
All four offered the same strange explanation as to why the marijuana was missing telling Judge Adrián González Charvay it has been 'eaten by mice'.
There are better excuses than that! Have some imagination!
Forensic experts were quick to debunk the officers' claim telling the court they doubted even a large number or mice couldn't have eaten so much weed.
Sorry folks to tear down the images in your brain of little stoned mice making fun and teeny edibles for their enjoyment.
A spokesperson reportedly told the court:
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.
Being swiftly dismissed from the force, the four officers have been called to testify in court on May 4.
Former commissioner Specia also faces an additional internal police investigation into why he has not handed in his sworn income statement for 2017.
People are clearly running out of intelligent excuses and turning to the strange and bizarre when it comes to crime.
Only last month 26-year-old Kennecia Posey was arrested on drug possession charges saying the cocaine found in her purse must have flown in via the window.
As reported by Local 10 ABC, Posey was found with separate bags of marijuana and cocaine in her purse after a stop search by police in Fort Pierce was initiated when they got a whiff of Mary Jane coming from her vehicle on March 21.
Although she owned up to owning the marijuana, it was a different story when Posey was asked about the cocaine.
She reportedly told officers:
I don't know anything about any cocaine. It's a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.
Of course that's how a bag of cocaine ended up in your purse!
Booked into the county jail on one count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanour count of marijuana possession, Posey was later released on bond.
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