Paris police HQ drugs theft case mystery deepens

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A week after a drugs squad officer was accused of stealing 52 kilos of cocaine, the facts are proving stranger than fiction.

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The word most often used to describe the imposing 36 Quai des Orfèvres – France's equivalent to Scotland Yard – is mythique, or legendary. Home to the Police Judiciare, the building flanking the river Seine at the heart of Paris has been the backdrop for films, novels and television series broadcast around the world, reports The Guardian.