Oh rats! Police say rodents stole $500,000 marijuana stash
Lord, help us if they get hungry.
Colonies of rats made their way through Indian police warehouses, eating hundreds of kilograms of seized marijuana that were locked away as criminal evidence, CNN reported.
According to BBC Judge Sanjay Chaudhary, authorities believe more than 700 kilograms of pot were potentially smothered by the furious obstructions to justice in the city of Mathura.
“All of this was at risk of rat infestation,” he warned.
The edible proofs were valued at $500,000, Indy100 reported.
The court is also aware that the new enemy is anything but afraid of justice, according to CNN.
“Rats are small animals and they are not afraid of the police,” noted the local court system after police were unable to display the expected 200 kilograms of marijuana as evidence in court.
A fellow member of the city judiciary was anything but surprised and recalled that more than 500 kilograms of cannabis had been downed by rodents in one area of the city.
“There is a rat threat in almost every police station,” read a court document. « Therefore, the necessary arrangements must be made to protect the cannabis that has been confiscated. »
However, Mathura City Police Superintendent Martand Prakash Singh denies any presence of rats near the evidence lockers.
« There was no reference to rats in the [report submitted to the court] », he told CNN. « The police only mentioned that the cannabis seized had been destroyed by the rains and floods.
If the rats are to blame, it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve been looking to party in the Asian nation.
Cheeseeaters seized « thousands » of confiscated liters of alcohol in Bihar state in 2017, according to the BBC. The lasting effects of rat hangovers were not reported at the time.