NEW DELHI: Indian police claimed rats were the ‘mastermind’ behind the disappearance of nearly 200 kilograms of cannabis stored at the police station after it was seized from drug dealers.
According to Mail Online, a court in the state of Uttar Pradesh was told that the vermin had consumed almost all of the drug when police were asked to show it as evidence.
The judge said the police had no way of dealing with problems caused by rats, because the animals were too small.
“Rats are small animals and they are not afraid of the police. It is difficult to protect drugs from them,” the court said according to BBC News.
He also suggested that to protect the confiscated drugs from the little rats, special transport should be provided to laboratories and drug manufacturers with the government keeping the results.
Rats have been ‘blamed’ for various incidents in India before.
In 2018, rats gnawed over 13,000 pounds (RM70,345) worth of banknotes after raiding a cash machine in India.
That same year, a three-story house collapsed after rats destroyed its foundation, nearly killing a family of eight who had left a few hours earlier.
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