Mathura (UP): Rats have become drug addicts in Mathura. The rodents have eaten more than 50kg of marijuana worth Rs 60 lakh in the district, the police said, adding that the rats are not even afraid of the cops.
The district police have submitted a report to a special court dealing with the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (1985) (NDPS Act) about it. The report says the rodents have devoured more than 500kg of marijuana that was stored in the warehouses of Shergarh and highway police stations.
The court had asked the Mathura police to produce the Marijuana recovered under the NDPS Act.
Yet, the additional district judge asked senior superintendent of police Abhishek Yadav to end the “mice menace” and deliver evidence that the rodents had actually consumed 581kg marijuana.
The officials told the court that the mice and rats, though small in size, are not scared of the cops. The court also issued directives to the police either to auction or to dispose of weed stocked in the police warehouses.
The court set November 26 as the next date of hearing of the case. According to reports, in May 2020, the police arrested three men smuggling weed in a truck near Jatwari village in Shergarh area and seised 386kg of weed kept in millet bags. The three accused were booked under the NDPS Act. The court asked the police to produce the weed. The story does not end there. In 2021, the Kotwali Dehat police claimed that rodents gulped down more than 1,400 cartons of liquor worth Rs 35 lakh.