Monday, December 5, 2022

Rats binge on 500kg of confiscated marijuana, says Mathura police; court wants proof

The marijuana was stored in warehouses of Shergarh and Highway police station, police said. The Shergarh and Highway police station had seized 386 and 195 kg of marijuana in two different cases

Mathura, UP: Rats are  supposed to have eaten  up over  500kg of confiscated marijuana according to a report submitted by the  Mathura police in a report to a special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (1985),a report in The Tribune,  Chandigarh says.

The statement by the police was made after the court asked them to produce the 586 kg of marijuana recovered in a case registered under the NDPS Act.

The police prosecutor told the court  that “There is no place in the police station where the stored goods can be saved from the rats. The remaining marijuana from the huge consignment was destroyed by officers,” 

“Being small in size, the rats can move about freely, and the police officers cannot  be considered experts in solving the problem,” the prosecutor said.

The court, in its November 18 order ordered the SSP Mathura to get rid of rats and to deliver proof that rats actually consumed 581 kg of marijuana. 

Along with this, the police team has been ordered to submit a report with evidence in this matter by 26 November.

The court has also issued five-point directions for the auction or disposal of marijuana stored in police warehouses

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