Cocaine cat caught up in drug raid
The Local · 17 Jul 2013, 15:46
Published: 17 Jul 2013 15:46 GMT+02:00
A cat high on cocaine was found by police as they raided an apartment in the north-eastern town of Villorba, near Treviso, for drugs.
They also found a 250 gram stash of cocaine following the arrest of suspected drug dealer Antonio Diaz, a Colombian, Il Mattino reported.
The police said the "very large" cat was “behaving strangely” and kept licking the floor for traces of the drug.
Diaz is suspected of being a regular dealer to residents on the town.
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