Cat used in Brazil prison smuggling attempt

  • Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2013 8:11 p.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, January 5, 2013 8:12 p.m.
AP photo
Guards hold a cat that has items taped to its body at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca, in Alagoas state, Brazil. A prison official says they caught the cat slipping through a prison gate with a cell phone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body.
AP photo Guards hold a cat that has items taped to its body at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca, in Alagoas state, Brazil. A prison official says they caught the cat slipping through a prison gate with a cell phone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body.

SAO PAULO — Guards thought there was something suspicious about a little white cat slipping through a prison gate in northeastern Brazil.

A prison official said that when they caught the animal, they found a cellphone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body.

Alagoas state prisons spokeswoman Cinthya Moreno said that the cat was caught New Year’s Eve at the medium-security prison in the city of Arapiraca.

The O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported Saturday that all of the prison’s 263 inmates are suspects in the smuggling attempt, though it says a prison spokesman said “It will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak.”

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