Smuggler cat flees from maximum security prison in Sri Lanka

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Smuggler cat flees from maximum security prison in Sri Lanka


Colombo. The criminal on four paws carried drugs and SIM cards for cell phones. The animal was locked up but was able to escape.


 Drugs and SIM cards were tied around the cat's neck.


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Drugs and SIM cards were tied around the cat’s neck.

Just a day after her ‘arrest’, a smuggler cat has fled the Welikada maximum security prison in Sri Lanka. The animal was used to smuggle drugs and SIM cards for cell phones for the detainees, media reported on Monday. According to police, almost two grams of heroin, two SIM cards and a memory chip had been tied around the cat’s neck in a small plastic bag.

The animal was discovered in the detention center on Saturday and locked in a room. However, he managed to escape on Sunday, as the newspaper “Aruna” reported. The prison administration initially did not comment on the incident.

In the past few weeks, the prison administration said there had been a number of incidents in which drugs, cell phones, and chargers were thrown over the walls of the detention center. It’s not the first case where criminals use an animal for their purposes: last week, police confiscated an eagle that was allegedly used to deliver drugs in a Colombo suburb.

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