This is far from a pure crime.
Authorities say that the fluffy white cat of a drug smuggler was arrested in an attempt to smuggle the drugs into a Panamanian prison.
According to Agence France-Presse, the cat’s felon was stopped outside the Nova Esperanza prison in Cologne last Friday, putting the contraband in a small bag around his neck.
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Andrés Gutierrez, the head of the Panamanian prison system, said: “This animal has a cloth tied around its neck, which contains white powder, leaves and “vegetable substances” wrapped in it.
Another official said that these substances may be cocaine and marijuana.
Local prosecutors said they have begun investigating the use of animals to sneak into the Nueva Esperanza facility, which can accommodate more than 1
The prosecutor said that at the same time, the cat suspected of the crime will be taken to a pet adoption center.
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In Central American countries, this is not the first time that living things have been used as prisoners.
Authorities have previously intercepted unsuccessful drug deliveries by homing pigeons and even drones.