Cat with contraband used to smuggle items into prison

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Cat with contraband used to smuggle items into prison

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Some of the items found taped to that cat include a cell phone, drill bits, a saw, and batteries Some of the items found taped to that cat include a cell phone, drill bits, a saw, and batteries

SAO PAULO (AP) - Guards thought there was something suspicious about a little white cat slipping through a prison gate in northeastern Brazil. A prison official says that when they caught the animal, they found a cell phone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body.

Alagoas state prisons spokeswoman Cinthya Moreno says that the cat was caught New Year's Eve at the medium-security prison in the city of Arapiraca.

The O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported Saturday that all of the prison's 263 inmates are suspects in the smuggling attempt, though it says a prison spokesman said "It will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak."

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