A Cat detained at Sri Lankan prison for smuggling drugs and SIM cards escapes

A cat allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards escapes detention from the Sri Lanka’s main prison.

This smuggling attempt was uncovered by the jail intelligence officials on Saturday August 1, at the high-security Welikada Prison. One of the police official 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.

However reports came in from Aruna newspaper that the cat escaped on Sunday August 2, from a prison room where it was kept. 

The prison authorities are yet to make a comment on the case, although news has it that the management of the correctional facility had reported an increase in incidents of people throwing small packets of drugs, cell phones and phone chargers over the walls in recent weeks.

It was also gathered that, last week Police seized an eagle allegedly used by drug traffickers to distribute narcotics in a suburb of Colombo.

Investigations going on is yet to determine if the cat had been used previously to smuggle drugs and contraband.