8 Argentinian law enforcement officers have been dismissed after declaring that majority a ton of marijuana which disappeared from a police storage facility had been consumed by mice.

The disappearance of the drugs was found throughout an evaluation of an authorities warehouse for impounded drugs in the town of Pilar, 60km outside the capital city of Buenos Aires.

The marijuana had remained in storage there for two years. However of the 6,000 kg that had been registered, only 5,460 kg were found.

Suspicion fell on the city’s previous authorities commissioner Javier Specia, who had left the stock for the impounded cannabis anonymous when he left his post in April 2017.

His replacement, commissioner Emilio Portero, observed the shortage and notified the force’s internal affairs department, who inspected the warehouse.

Called prior to Judge Adrián González Charvay, Specia and three of his subordinates all offered the exact same explanation: the missing narcotics had had actually been “consumed by mice”, they stated.

However forensic professionals told the court they questioned even a great deal of rodents could have consumed so much cannabis.

” Buenos Aires University experts have explained that mice wouldn’t mistake the drug for food, and that if a big group of mice had eaten it, a great deal of corpses would have been found in the storage facility,” stated a spokesperson for the judge.

The four law enforcement officer have actually been called to affirm before the judge on 4 May. The judge will look for to identify if the missing out on marijuana was the result of “expedience or carelessness”.

Specia also deals with an internal authorities investigation into why he has not yet provided his sworn income declaration for 2017.