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Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison

Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison

3/8/2020 12:04:00 PM

Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison

A cat detained at Sri Lanka 's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said Monday.

AsiaA cat was caught allegedly smuggling drugs and SIM cards at Sri Lanka's high-security Welikada Prison. (AFP/Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI)03 Aug 2020 04:42PMShare this contentBookmarkCOLOMBO: A cat detained at Sri Lanka's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said on Monday (Aug 3).

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The feline was detected by jail intelligence officials on Saturday at the high-security Welikada Prison, a police official said.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe said 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.

But it escaped on Sunday from a prison room where it was kept, the Aruna newspaper said.There was no immediate comment from prison authorities.The prison had reported an increase in incidents of people throwing small packets of drugs, cell phones and phone chargers over the walls in recent weeks. headtopics.com

AdvertisementAdvertisementSri Lanka is battling a major drug problem with some anti-narcotics detectives also implicated in selling confiscated drugs.Police last week seized an eagle allegedly used by drug traffickers to distribute narcotics in a suburb of Colombo.

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