At the colony in the Ivanovo region, FSIN officers caught a cat with a collar with five grams of marijuana attached to its neck. The drugs were seized, but the cat escaped. This was reported by the press service of the regional department of the Federal Penitentiary System.
Drug courier cat tried to penetrate the territory of the colony. After removing the collar, the cat immediately fled, the press service of the Ivanovo Federal Penitentiary Service reported.
Cats are often used as “drug couriers”. In August 2018, the police opened a criminal case over an attempt to deliver drugs to the Tula colony No. 6. According to the investigation, prisoner Eduard Dolgintsev was going to establish a drug supply channel with the help of a tamed cat.
The cat was added to the list of material evidence and transferred for storage in the zoo corner “City Parks”. However, when the lawyer Dmitry Sotnikov, defending Dolgintsev, went to get acquainted with the material evidence, he was told that the cat had escaped in the winter. The accusation was based on the testimony of three secret witnesses who claimed that they ordered drugs from the defendants and could identify the cat.
According to Sotnikov, having a cat was very important for protection. He insists that the animal could not enter the territory of the colony on its own, someone threw it over the fence. Later, the defendants in the case of the “drug trafficker” were sentenced to up to 17 years in prison. Dolgintsev received 14.5 years.