I smell a rat… Indian police say missing 440lb of cannabis has been EATEN by rodents
- Police had been requested to supply haul as proof however stated rats had eaten all of it
- Court defended police’s excuse, saying ‘it is troublesome to guard’ medicine from rats
- Senior police officer additionally blamed heavy rains for vanishing cannabis stash
Indian police have claimed rats are behind the disappearance of round 440lbs of cannabis that had been held in police stations after being seized from drug sellers.
A courtroom in Uttar Pradesh state was instructed that rats had apparently eaten by way of the complete haul of medicine when it requested police to offer it as proof.
‘Rats are tiny animals they usually haven’t any concern of the police. It’s troublesome to guard the drug from them,’ the courtroom stated, in response to BBC News.
Rats and mice have been blamed in India for the disappearance of medicine seized by police just lately (stock picture)
Judge Sanjay Chaudhary additionally cited different instances through which vanishing drug stashes within the state’s district of Mathura had been blamed on rodents by police.
In one instance, half of a huge 850lbs of cannabis held in storage by police vanished, with hungry rats taking the blame for its disappearance.
The choose stated that police had no strategy to cope with ravenous rodents, because the animals are ‘too small’.
He additionally steered that to guard seized medicine from ‘fearless mice’, hauls needs to be auctioned to labs and drugs producers, with the federal government conserving the proceeds.
In a plot twist, a senior Mathura police official stated that some of the missing cannabis had been ‘broken because of heavy rains,’ and never touched by mice or rats.
Rodents have been blamed for numerous incidents in India over time.
In 2018, rats nibbled by way of greater than £13,000 value of banknotes after busting into a money machine in India.
And the identical year, a three-storey home collapsed after rats burrowed into its foundations, nearly killing a household of eight who had left simply hours earlier.