A white cat has been arrested in a Brazilian jail. It was spotted crossing the front gate of the prison in Arapiraca city, with a variety of contraband items strapped to its body, including a mobile phone and charger, drill bits, files, and earphones. It is believed that the cat was part of a gang and that the contraband items would have been used in an escape attempt or to communicate with criminals outside.
The cat is being held in an animal protection centre while attempts are made to track down its accomplices. However, prison spokesperson Estado de S. Paulo reports that the case is not progressing as the cat is proving uncooperative. "It's tough to find out who's responsible for the action as the cat is not talking," commented Mr de S. Paulo.