Cat detained for smuggling heroin into Sri Lankan prison

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Cat detained for smuggling heroin into Sri Lankan prison

Cat detained for smuggling heroin into Sri Lankan prison

A cat in Sri Lanka first broke into, and then out of a prison to make headlines globally. The cat was caught being used to smuggle drugs and SIM cards in a high-security prison, but it later escaped.

Jail officials caught the cat roaming inside the high-security Welikada Prison on August 1, a Sri Lankan police official told local news media. Tied around the cat’s neck was a small plastic pouch that contained nearly two grams of heroin, two SIM cards and a memory chip.

However, a day after it was caught, the cat managed to escape out of the cell in which it had been kept, said a report in Aruna, a local newspaper.