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Argentine police dismissed for claiming mice gobbled half a ton of missing maijuana

Thursday, April 12th 2018 - 08:50 UTC
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Eight police officers in Argentina, including a former town police commissioner, have been dismissed from their posts after four of them claimed that more than half a ton of missing marijuana was carried off by mice, Buenos Aires media reported on Wednesday. Read full article


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  • DemonTree

    ROFL, there must be a lot of stoned mice staggering around in Argentina...

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Stoker

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The Voice

    Only in Argieland!

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Marti Llazo

    The dog ate my homework.

    We will be a developed country within 10 years.

    I left my wallet at home.

    You won't notice that smell after a while.

    The cheque is in the post.

    The mice ate the weed.

    Trust me, I'm argentine.

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • DemonTree

    Anyone know if Patrick Edgar visited Pilar on his trip to Argentina?

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think


    Good thing that some of us have memory...
    Corrupt coppers everywhere...
    Even in Malvinas...;-)

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    Good lord, surely they could all get high for years on that.

    Do they have mice on the Falklands? Perhaps it was eaten by penguins.

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think- No corrupt Coppers over here- just some bloody incompetent dumb ones at that time! Left the drugs in a next door cell whose door ended about 6 inches off the floor - so the drug owners in next door cell used a wire hook made from a couple of coathangers to snag the packs over time, pull then through and flush them down the loo!
    We think the harbour had some very high fish for a while!

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. Timlander1...

    I remember the “Official” story..., chay...

    Everything was “cleared” in a very dignified Engrish way... No arrests... No blames... No nada...

    But..., IMHO..., the mice story from the corrupt Argie coppers is just as credible..., or incredible...

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    Why the heck did prisoners have wire coat hangers in a cell? I thought they wouldn't even let you keep your shoelaces. That's beyond incompetent.

    Apr 12th, 2018 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    I remember this article :-))

    ”However the story did not end there since a routine check weeks later of the Stanley Police station cell where the evidence was under custody revealed that 23 of the packets(cocaine) were missing”

    Apr 13th, 2018 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • arglands

    Yes guys...I remember the story of sheer incompetence well. The prison at the time inclusive of the police station was still showing the considerable damage from the war.
    Hence a new extensive refurbishment was done.
    Still didn't stop one of the prisoners to hop over the wall in the small outside area...:-)

    Apr 13th, 2018 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ExPat 1987


    You are deluded if you think we have no corrupt copper still. They are still amongst us.

    Apr 13th, 2018 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    One of the reasons to keep drugs illegal is, the police routinely get part of the loot.

    Apr 13th, 2018 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Apr 14th, 2018 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • ElaineB

    Ignoring the 'whataboutery' this story is why I kinda love Argentina. The mine of funny stories is endless. :)

    Apr 15th, 2018 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot


    We are reassured.

    Apr 16th, 2018 - 06:41 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Indeed we are..., Sr. Massot...;-)

    Apr 16th, 2018 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -2

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