A group of Argentinian police officers have been fired after they claimed that mice ate through half a ton of marijuana kept in storage. The eight officers are blaming mice for the disappearance of the weed from a police warehouse totaling half a ton in weight. According to reports, the weed had been stored in the unit used for impounded drugs along with five tons more of the substance.
Former police commissioner Javier Specia was previously in charge of the missing drugs. However his replacement, Emilio Portero noticed the missing drugs when he had the warehouse inspected. Specia and three officers under his command all told Judge Adrián González the same thing, that mice had eaten the missing drugs.
Forensic experts admit that it would take a large number of mice to eat through all of that marijuana. Researchers at Buenos Aires University say mice wouldn’t ever mistake pot for food and if so, there would be dead mice everywhere. Specia and the officers have been asked to testify in the case May 4th.
Source: The Guardian