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It seems a stray cat has turned to a life of crime after he was caught acting shady by the prison gates with something unbelievable in his pawssession.

 

Calling all cat lovers out there!

Now, who doesn't love cats?

It turns out that the majority of us actually love cats...

Statistics here in the United States show that there are 88.3 million pet cats compared to 74.8 million pet dogs. Who says that dogs are better than cats?!

They're great to have around the house...

And studies have proven that owning a cat is certain to lower stress and blood pressure.

We have never needed cats more than we do today.

Being in quarantine and living through a global pandemic is a highly stressful situation, so having a furry friend is a great way to take the edge off.

Cats aren't only very clean, they're also very intelligent, especially stray ones.

Cats living on the streets rely strongly on their intelligence to survive alone.

And it seems that some even turn to crime as a way to survive...

No, I'm not joking.

Cats are curious creatures.

And sometimes they find themselves on the wrong path...

Just like this cat from Sri Lanka.

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Who found himself in a sticky situation when the cops discovered what was around his neck.

And it wasn't a collar...

But something far more valuable.

It has been reported that a cat was caught with incriminating evidence in his possession.

Or should we say pawsession.

The cat was found carrying drugs and SIM cards.

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And was being held at a Sri Lankan prison, before escaping, according to local media.

The cat who remains unnamed was found on Saturday...

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...By intelligence officers at the high-security Welikada Prison.

It's clear the feline mastermind didn't come to play.

Carrying almost 2 grams of class A drugs, 2 SIM cards, and a memory chip around his neck in a small plastic bag.

Now that's gangsta.

He was being held in a room at the prison.

But just like any criminal mastermind, he managed to escape.

According to the Aruna newspaper, he made a run for it on Sunday.

As yet, his whereabouts are still unknown.

And prison officials haven't commented on the great escape.

But the cause seems pretty obvious...

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The prison says it has seen an increase in people throwing small packages of drugs, phones, and chargers over its wall in recent weeks.

Last month alone was a record for Welikada Prison.

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According to the Colombo Gazette, officials intercepted 38 mobile phones, 264 batteries, 20 SIM cards, and 3.5 grams of illicit substances in parcels.

The country is currently dealing with a major drug problem.

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Fifteen people have been arrested in relation to the incidents.

At the moment, it's unclear how many cats have been involved.

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