Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Cons Use Cats to Smuggle In Mobiles at Russian Prison in the Komi Republic

00 Cat. Prison. Russia. Komi Republic. 12.06


Frequently, inmates in Russian prisons bribe guards to obtain mobile phones. However, what about using cats as couriers? Guards patrolling a prison colony in the Russian North saw a feline on a fence… it seemed to be carrying something. Taking a closer look, they found a few mobile phones and chargers taped to the cat’s belly. On Monday, the RF Federal Prison Service reported that this happened on Friday at Penal Colony No. 1 near Syktyvkar in the Komi Republic, 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) northeast of Moscow. It wasn’t clear how the cat was supposed to drop off its loot.

4 June 2013

Associated Press

As quoted in the Albany (NY) Times-Union


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