It was removed from the purr-fect crime.
The feline felon was carrying the contraband in a pouch tied round its neck when it was stopped exterior the Nueva Esperanza Jail within the province of Colon on Friday, AFP reported.
“The animal had a fabric tied round its neck” that contained wrapped packages of white powder, leaves and “vegetable matter,” mentioned Andres Gutierrez, head of the Panama Penitentiary System.
The substances have been possible cocaine and marijuana, in response to one other official.
Native prosecutors mentioned they’d opened an investigation into using animals for sneaking unlawful substances into the Nueva Esperanza facility, which homes greater than 1,700 prisoners.
In the meantime, the prison cat in query will probably be taken to a pet adoption heart, prosecutors mentioned.
It’s not the primary time critters have been used as drug-runners by prisoners in the Central American nation.
Authorities have beforehand intercepted tried drug deliveries by homing pigeons and even drones.