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Rats Blamed for Eating Over 400 Pounds of Confiscated Cannabis

It's not the first case of finger pointing for rodents.

Nearly 440 pounds of seized cannabis was destroyed in India and the police say hungry rats were the culprits.

According to the BBC, there have been multiple cases where police had been asked to produce confiscated cannabis as evidence.

But the police said in those cases that the cannabis had either been destroyed or eaten by rodents.

"Rats are tiny animals and they have no fear of the police. It's difficult to protect the drug from them,” a local official said.

A judge said that police were not experienced in protecting cannabis from rats, according to the report.

He suggested selling the cannabis to research and medical companies and giving the proceeds to the government instead of trying to store it.

As the report points out, rats have often been blamed for destroying things like confiscated alcohol and cash.

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