In a repeated incident … a cat was arrested for smuggling drugs to prisoners

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After a small sack hanging around his neck aroused suspicion among guards in a Panamanian prison


On Friday, Panamanian authorities arrested a hare, a drug smuggler, near a prison in Panama, after a small bag hanging around his neck raised suspicion.

This cat, which local media called “narcogato” (the drug dealer cat), was seized upon its way to the campus of Nueva Speranza prison, which houses more than 1,700 prisoners, in the Caribbean province of Colon, about 80 kilometers north of the capital, Panama.

The Director-General of the Prisons Authority of Panama, Andres Guterres, said, “A piece of cloth was wrapped around the neck of the cat, containing several packages (…) containing plant material and transparent plastic covers with white powder.”

According to the “French”, the district attorney in charge of drug cases, Eduardo Rodriguez, announced that “an investigation had been opened regarding the use of animals to transport illegal substances to Nueva Esperanza prison.”

It turned out that the forbidden substances that were smuggled through the cat were cocaine, crack (cocaine rock) and marijuana.

Rodriguez indicated that prisoners attract animals to the prison by feeding them in order to load them with the drugs they want to smuggle.

The kitten, an adult male with a red-spotted white popper, was handed over to an animal welfare association.

In Panama, there are more than 18,000 prisoners in 23 prisons, the majority of which suffer from overcrowding.

This is not the first time that animals have been used to transport drugs in cells, as pigeons have previously been used in similar smuggling attempts.

Panama is a transit route for cocaine smuggled from South America to the United States, and its authorities seized 84 tons of drugs of various types in 2020, especially cocaine, after a record level of seizures in 2019 amounted to 90 tons.

In a repeated incident … a cat was arrested for smuggling drugs to prisoners

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On Friday, Panamanian authorities arrested a hare, a drug smuggler, near a prison in Panama, after a small bag hanging around his neck raised suspicion.

This cat, which local media called “narcogato” (the drug dealer cat), was seized upon its way to the campus of Nueva Speranza prison, which houses more than 1,700 prisoners, in the Caribbean province of Colon, about 80 kilometers north of the capital, Panama.

The Director-General of the Prisons Authority of Panama, Andres Guterres, said, “A piece of cloth was wrapped around the neck of the cat, containing several packages (…) containing plant material and transparent plastic covers with white powder.”

According to the “French”, the district attorney in charge of drug cases, Eduardo Rodriguez, announced that “an investigation had been opened regarding the use of animals to transport illegal substances to Nueva Esperanza prison.”

It turned out that the forbidden substances that were smuggled through the cat were cocaine, crack (cocaine rock) and marijuana.

Rodriguez indicated that prisoners attract animals to the prison by feeding them in order to load them with the drugs they want to smuggle.

The kitten, an adult male with a red-spotted white popper, was handed over to an animal welfare association.

In Panama, there are more than 18,000 prisoners in 23 prisons, the majority of which suffer from overcrowding.

This is not the first time that animals have been used to transport drugs in cells, as pigeons have previously been used in similar smuggling attempts.

Panama is a transit route for cocaine smuggled from South America to the United States, and its authorities seized 84 tons of drugs of various types in 2020, especially cocaine, after a record level of seizures in 2019 amounted to 90 tons.

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After a small sack hanging around his neck aroused suspicion among guards in a Panamanian prison

On Friday, Panamanian authorities arrested a hare, a drug smuggler, near a prison in Panama, after a small bag hanging around his neck raised suspicion.

This cat, which local media called “narcogato” (the drug dealer cat), was seized upon its way to the campus of Nueva Speranza prison, which houses more than 1,700 prisoners, in the Caribbean province of Colon, about 80 kilometers north of the capital, Panama.

The Director-General of the Prisons Authority of Panama, Andres Guterres, said, “A piece of cloth was wrapped around the neck of the cat, containing several packages (…) containing plant material and transparent plastic covers with white powder.”

According to the “French”, the district attorney in charge of drug cases, Eduardo Rodriguez, announced that “an investigation had been opened regarding the use of animals to transport illegal substances to Nueva Esperanza prison.”

It turned out that the forbidden substances that were smuggled through the cat were cocaine, crack (cocaine rock) and marijuana.

Rodriguez indicated that prisoners attract animals to the prison by feeding them in order to load them with the drugs they want to smuggle.

The kitten, an adult male with a red-spotted white popper, was handed over to an animal welfare association.

In Panama, there are more than 18,000 prisoners in 23 prisons, the majority of which suffer from overcrowding.

This is not the first time that animals have been used to transport drugs in cells, as pigeons have previously been used in similar smuggling attempts.

Panama is a transit route for cocaine smuggled from South America to the United States, and its authorities seized 84 tons of drugs of various types in 2020, especially cocaine, after a record level of seizures in 2019 amounted to 90 tons.





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