Thursday, 12 April 2018

Eight Argentine police officers dismissed for blaming missing drugs on mice



Eight Argentine police officers have been dismissed for blaming missing drugs on mice.

 
Investigators discovered 540kg (1,191lb) of marijuana missing from a police warehouse in Pilar, north-west of Buenos Aires.


The city's former police commissioner, Javier Specia, and fellow officers told a judge the drugs were "eaten by mice".


Forensic experts doubted mice would see the drugs as food, and would have probably died if they had eaten it.


A spokesperson for Judge Adrián González Charvay said that according to experts at Buenos Aires University, "mice wouldn't mistake the drug for food" - and even if they did, "a lot of corpses would have been found in the warehouse".
The police officers will now testify in front of the judge on 4 May.


The court will decide if the drugs are missing due to "expedience or negligence".




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