A meow-meow mephedrone dealer who used a cat dressed in baby clothes as a disguise while she made her deliveries has been seized by police.
Officers in Russia arrested the woman as she was dropping off packages of M-CAT to her customers in Nizhny Tagil.
When they searched her and found nothing, they looked at the baby in her arms, and were astonished to see the cat’s furry face peering out from under a baby’s bobble hat.
It was then that they discovered the confused cat dressed in baby-grow and fleecy papoose coat.
And inside the papoose the officers found bundles of several packages of the cocaine-like drug.
Police photographs of the arrest show the car dressed head to tail in smart baby clothes and the woman even wearing a hat with cat ears.
A video shows the officers removing the puss from the papoose as they search for the drugs.
Then they start to strip search the cat which is even wearing a nappy to make the disguise complete.
A search of the woman’s apartment found scales, plastic bags and a further 170 grammes of mephedrone.
The stimulant is better known by its street name ‘meow meow’, apparently for its links to the East African khat plan.
A spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Irina Volk, said: “The cat was wrapped in warm clothes for newborn babies, and she was carrying in her hands as the police approached.
“On closer examination and realised it was a domestic cat.
“After they removed the cap from the clothing, they discovered five bundles with a white powder inside which turned out to be N-methylephedron.”
Local media reports that the dealer is in custody and her real-life daughter and the cat are staying with relatives.
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