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Feline mule also packing saw blades and drill bits

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Brazilian prison wardens admit they have little chance of discovering who was behind a cunning plan to smuggle a mobile phone into the slammer in Arapiraca, south west of Recife, given that the mule is highly unlikely to talk.

The nabbed cat with the contraband strapped to its bodyGuards at the Presídio Desembargador Luiz de Oliveira Souza nabbed a cat attempting to walk through the main gate of the medium-security facility, and found it had a mobe, headphones, memory card, saw blades and drill bits taped to its body.

The powers-that-be at the jail said this was the first time an animal had been used to transport contraband, and quite which of the 263 inmates was the intended recipient remains a mystery. A prison spokesperson said: "It'll be tough to find out who's responsible for the attempt since the cat doesn't speak."

Cat lovers will be relieved to learn the feline was taken to a nearby animal treatment centre for some veterinary TLC, according to O Estado de S.Paulo. ®

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