The cat was tattooed with a notorious prison gang’s symbol.
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A Sphynx cat was found tattooed with the symbol of a Mexican cartel during a raid at a prison in Juarez.
Sphynx cats are known for their lack of fur and this poor feline had apparently been inked with the symbol of the “Los Mexicles” prison gang, as reported by El Diario.
Authorities rescued the cat and handed it over to the RAMMI animal shelter.
The cat was found during a prison raid at the state prison Cereso No.3, in Ciudad Juarez (the largest city in the Chihuahuan state of Mexico.)
Los Mexicles means “Made In Mexico” and the gang is notorious for drug trafficking and abduction, among others.
Citing a government communication, El Diario said the cat was discovered wandering between prison cells.
Meanwhile, according to Vice, this is the fourth raid inside the same state jail since Los Mexicles’ huge prison break on 1 January.
At the time, 30 prisoners broke out, including “El Neto” chief Ernesto Alfredo Pión who was shot dead by the Chihuahua state police a few days later, as reported by Reuters.
The prison break resulted in the deaths of 19 people which included guards and other inmates.