Argentine Police Officers Claim Mice Ate Half a Ton of Missing Weed, But a Judge Isn’t Buying It

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After more than 500 kilograms (or about half a ton) of weed went missing from an evidence warehouse, a group of cops in Argentina decided the best course of action was to blame mice. In Pilar, Argentina, the police department impounded 6,000 kilograms of marijuana. When officers inspected it some time later, they found a large amount was gone. An investigation found that former police commissioner Javier Specia didn’t sign inventory for the weed before he left this position in April 2017. Specia and three of his former employees all accused mice of eating the marijuana in court, but the judge didn’t buy it.

“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,” a spokesperson for the judge said, according to The Guardian. As a result, eight officers were dismissed, and on May 4, they’ll testify before the judge.