110 Pounds of Cocaine Vanishes From Police HQ

Investigation underway to track down $3.3M worth of coke in Paris
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2014 12:07 PM CDT
110 Pounds of Cocaine Vanishes From Police HQ
Paris cops don't know what happened to 110 pounds of cocaine that were lifted from police headquarters.   (Shutterstock)

Even Inspector Clouseau could figure out that someone messed up at Paris police headquarters. More than 110 pounds of cocaine—worth about $3.3 million—had been seized over the summer in raids and was assumed to still be stacked up behind a specially fortified door at HQ—until someone discovered yesterday it was gone, reports France 24. The station was already under scrutiny earlier this year when a Canadian tourist said she partied with two officers and then went back to the station with them and was raped, according to AFP. The coke had last been accounted for on July 23; an investigation about the missing drugs is said to be underway, with "all hypotheses … on the table," according to a source. (Read more cocaine stories.)

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