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This Is How Brazilian Criminals Used a Cat to Try to Break Out of Prison

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"It will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak"

In this photo taken with a cell phone and released by Brazil's General Superintendency of Prisons of Alagoas (SGAP), guards hold a cat that has items taped to its body at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

In this photo, taken with a cell phone and released by Brazil's General Superintendency of Prisons of Alagoas (SGAP), guards hold a cat that has items taped to its body at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

(TheBlaze/AP) -- Guards thought there was something a little suspicious about a stray white cat slipping through a prison gate in northeastern Brazil.

And a prison official says that when they caught and detained the animal, they found a cellphone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body.

This photo, taken with a cell phone and released by Brazil's General Superintendency of Prisons of Alagoas (SGAP), shows items retrieved from a cat at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

Alagoas state prisons spokeswoman Cinthya Moreno says the cat was caught New Year's Eve at the medium-security prison in the city of Arapiraca, but that the photos have just been released.

The O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported Saturday that all of the prison's 263 inmates are suspects in the smuggling attempt, though it says a prison spokesman said "It will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak."

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