Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bold Thief Leaves Police Red-Faced

PERTH – Australian police have been left embarrassed after a man stole a large quantity of seized drugs from a police station. More than 2,000 ecstasy pills as well as small amounts of cocaine and amphetamine, with a street value of about A$27,000 (10,700), were stolen from an exhibit room of the Maroochydore police station in the northeastern state of Queensland, police spokesman Ben Tracey said. A small amount of the stolen drugs has since been recovered but most of the drugs are still missing, police said. A 36-year-old tradesman, who was given unsupervised access to the room which contained the drugs, will be charged next week on 10 charges including drug theft. (Reuters via Yahoo)

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