Eight Argentinian police officers have been dismissed due to a pending investigation into their claims that mice are responsible for the disappearance of 1,191 pounds of marijuana, reports the BBC.
Police say the drugs missing from the warehouse in Pilar had been in storage there for two years. The officers involved in the investigation claim the drugs were “eaten by mice,” but forensic experts say if mice ingested the drugs they probably would have died and “a lot of corpses would have been found in the warehouse.”
Concerns were raised when former police commissioner Javier Specia didn’t sign the inventory for the impounded drugs when he left the position in 2017.
The officers will testify in court May 4 as to whether the missing drugs are gone due to “expedience or negligence.”