An interesting French locked room mystery

Paris police are investigating the disappearance of 51kg of cocaine from a supposedly locked and sealed room in their own headquarters on the banks of the Seine.

The cocaine “bricks” with a street value of around €2.5m (£2m) were seized a month ago after officers smashed a drug trafficking network in the capital.

They were supposed to be under lock and key at the force’s legendary headquarters at 36 Quai des Orfèvres, for ever associated with the fictional French detective Maigret.

Officials say the cocaine, placed in numbered evidence bags, was definitely still in the secured store room on 23 July when it was last checked, but was definitely missing on Thursday.

The bloke with the keys to the secured store room is believed to be on holiday near a Swiss Bank….

8 comments on “An interesting French locked room mystery

  1. Puts me so in mind of a story from Malaga, a year or so back.
    Police seize several tons of drugs in a raid on a unit on an industrial estate. Picture in paper of several tons of drugs. Police store seized drugs in unit on industrial estate. Picture in paper of empty unit.
    Much embarrassment.
    You can always tell the police from the criminals. They’re the ones wearing the uniforms.

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