50kg of cocaine missing from Paris police HQ

Paris - French authorities have ordered a probe after more than 50kg of seized cocaine worth millions of euros went missing from the Paris police headquarters.

The theft was discovered on Thursday and a probe was launched, the police said. The cocaine was seized in raids that took place in July and was stored in a secure room.

"If the investigation shows that the law has been broken, very firm measures will be immediately taken", the police said.

The revelations are a major embarrassment for the Paris criminal police, whose headquarters overlooking the Seine and located near the famed Notre Dame cathedral have been immortalised in several books and films.

The headquarters attracted unwelcome attention in April when two elite French police officers were charged with raping a Canadian tourist there in a case that has sent shock waves across France.

The 34-year-old woman said she was raped in the police headquarters at night. She met the officers during a night of heavy drinking at an Irish pub and agreed to follow them to their workplace.

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Logaga Majatladi 2014-08-01 12:31:17 PM
The amazing world.
Greg Page 2014-08-01 12:57:26 PM
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-01 12:58:41 PM
Lol and i thought we the only corrupt nation
Michael B da Silva 2014-08-01 12:58:59 PM
Sacre Bleu! Quick, call inspector Clouseau. The Pink Panther has struck again and is heading to Lugash!
David Van Schalkwyk 2014-08-01 01:14:23 PM
Party at my house guys...
Rofhiwa Ronald 2014-08-01 01:27:11 PM
They sounded much like south African police
Mike Jones 2014-08-01 01:50:29 PM
Stolen from underneath their noses. Not to be sniffed at.
Lea Spies 2014-08-01 02:03:50 PM
Thanks for the laughs this time of a Friday afternoon, you have me all cracked up...
Abongile S. Ngozi 2014-08-01 02:15:23 PM
Vive Le Bleus
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-01 02:49:12 PM
check which gatta has drove a BMW lately. he stole and sell it!