A drug smuggling cat in Moldova is making news across the globe. On Oct. 19, Mail Online reported that the cat was caught trying to bring two bags of marijuana into a prison in Moldova. The gray and white cat had been in and out of the prison in the past but something recently made the guards suspicious -- a different collar on the cat.
"The Department of Penitentiary Institutions said yesterday that someone in the nearby village of Pruncul was using the cat as a courier to supply inmates with the drug at Penitenciarului Nr 9 prison (sic)," Mail Online reports.
The drug smuggling cat in Moldova isn't the first feline to cause problems in a prison. Cats have been used to smuggle drugs and other items like cell phones into prisons in countries such as Russia and Brazil. Cats are fairly unassuming which makes them great assets when people need things moved. Now that cats have been doing dirty work in various areas, prison guards and other authorities sort of know what to look for -- and not to just assume that the stray cat in the building keeps coming back for food. All cats aren't as innocent as they appear.
More on the drug smuggling cat in Moldova in the video above.
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