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€2.5 million in cocaine ‘disappears’ from Paris police HQ

© Eitan Abramovich, AFP file picture | Cocaine being prepared for street sale

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-08-01

French investigators have launched an inquiry after more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of seized cocaine, worth approximately €2.5 million, went missing from the Paris police headquarters, French media reported Friday.

The cocaine, which was seized in multiple police raids in northern Paris in early July, had been stored in a special room secured with an armoured door at the imposing Paris police headquarters located at 36 quai des Orfèvres in the heart of the French capital, just steps away from famed Paris monuments such as Notre Dame.

According to the French daily Le Parisien, the cocaine was last seen on 23 July. The disappearance was reported Thursday and an investigation was immediately launched.

“All hypotheses are on the table,” a source close to the investigation told AFP, adding that if the cocaine has been stolen, it would be “a first” such theft to hit the French equivalent of the UK’s Scotland Yard.

This is the second scandal to hit the Paris police headquarters in as many months, with a Canadian woman having accused four policemen of raping her inside the premises after a drunken night out in April.

Date created : 2014-08-01

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