Drug-Smuggling Cat Escapes From Detention

A cat was detained at Sri Lanka’s main prison for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards. Media reports that the criminal cat has escaped.

A police official revealed that the feline was detected by jail intelligence officials on Saturday at the high-security Welikada Prison, adding that nearly two grams of heroin, two SIM cards and a memory chip were found in a small plastic bag tied around the cat’s neck.

The Aruna newspaper later revealed that the cat escaped on Sunday from a prison room where it was kept.

The prison previously reported an increase in incidents of people throwing small packets of drugs, cell phones and phone chargers over the walls in recent weeks.

In Sri Lanka’s battle with its major drug problem, some anti-narcotics detectives have also been implicated in selling confiscated drugs.