A cat that was detained at Sri Lanka’s principal jail whereas allegedly making an attempt to smuggle medication and cellular phone SIM playing cards has escaped, in keeping with media reviews on Monday.
The feline was detected by jail intelligence officers on Saturday on the high-security Welikada Jail, a police official mentioned.
The official mentioned practically two grams of heroin, two SIM playing cards and a reminiscence chip have been present in a small plastic bag tied across the cat’s neck.
Whereas there is no such thing as a stipulation for animal arrest below Sri Lankan regulation, police have been hoping the cat might make them the smugglers’ den, the media reviews counsel. Nevertheless it escaped on Sunday from a jail room the place it was saved. The cat reportedly scampered out of its holding room and escaped by a fence when jail guards got here in to feed it.
The jail had reported a rise in incidents of individuals throwing small packets of medicine, cell telephones and cellphone chargers over the partitions in latest weeks.
Sri Lanka is battling a serious drug downside with some anti-narcotics detectives additionally implicated in promoting confiscated medication.
Police final week seized an eagle allegedly utilized by drug traffickers to distribute narcotics in a suburb of Colombo.