“Being small in size, rats are not afraid of the Police. Police chiefs cannot be experts in solving every problem,” the officers alleged.
The Police of the city of Mathura, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, declared this Thursday that the disappearance of 581 kilos of marijuana in two police stations is due to the fact that the drug could have been “eaten by rats”, the media reported. local.
The statement was made after a court requested the substance as evidence in a case under review under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985.
However, the police version has not convinced Justice. After the agents’ statement, the court ordered the presentation of evidence on November 26 that the seized marijuana was indeed consumed by the rodents.
“Being small in size, rats are not afraid of the Police. Police chiefs cannot be experts in solving every problem,” the officers alleged in response to the court order.
According to reports, at the Highway station 195 kilos of cannabis were consumed by rodents, while at the Shergarh station 386 kilos disappeared, which had been found in a smuggled van led by three men who were arrested in May 2020.
“There is no safe place in the police station to keep the ‘maal’ [la droga] and protect it from rats,” the Shergarh station chief said.