- If something goes missing, you can always blame it on the rats.
Or at least that’s what these Argentinian officers did after a half-ton of pot disappeared from a police warehouse. These eight officers decided instead of fessing up or blaming others, they would blame the rats. And that’s just what they did.
It was 13,000 pounds of pot that was supposed to be in storage. But it wasn’t until a recent police investigation that it was revealed that 1,000 pounds of it had gone missing.
When Javer Specia, former police commissioner was ordered to explain the missing evidence, he and three subordinates explained that the missing marijuana must have been eaten by mice. Experts proved this wrong, stating that mice wouldn’t confuse pot for food. They would have known the difference. And if it were the case, that the mice had eaten it, they probably would have died from ingesting all the dope and therefore the investigators would have found the cannabis-filled rat corpses.
“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,” said someone talking on behalf of the judge.
All eight officers were dismissed from their jobs as officers and will have to testify in front of the judge come May 4th. It will be the judges decision to decide if the drugs are missing due to expedience or negligence.
It seems that something fishy is going on here and only the judge will be able to decide what is to come of these officers. At the end of the day, they probably should have come up with a more plausible defense, because 1,000 pounds of pot is no small difference.