Inmates Use Cats to Smuggle Drugs Into Prisons in Panama

Inmates inside a prison in Panama are using cats and other animals to smuggle small packages of drugs into the facility. The animals are conditioned to enter the prison expecting to be fed.

The most recent incident took place this weekend a the Nueva Esperanza jail north of Panama City, AFP reported. The cat had a piece of cloth tied around its neck. People on the outside used the string to tie small bags of drugs onto the cat. The practice, while ingenious in nature, is not uncommon in Panama. In previous cases, inmates used pigeons and even drones to smuggle drugs into various prison facilities.

According to information revealed by authorities in Panama, the cat has been taken to an adoption shelter.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com

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Texas Sheriff Candidate Pleads Guilty to Misleading FBI About Racist Social Media Posts


A former sheriff’s candidate in West Texas admitted to posting racist messages on his social media accounts in previous years after initially blaming his political rival for fabricating the content. The politician ultimately pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the incident.

On Friday morning, 26-year-old Devon Portillo went before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Alpine, Texas, and pleaded guilty to one charge of lying to federal investigators as part of a plea agreement. Portillo remains free on bond pending a sentencing hearing.

The case began over the summer of 2020 when Portillo ran as a Republican to unseat Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson. Portillo’s bid was unsuccessful. According to prosecutors, the charge stems from Portillo lying to FBI agents during an investigation into a racist social media message published to the candidate’s account. Once the old posts came to light, Portillo accused the incumbent sherriff’s political team of fabricating screenshots of the post and even suggested his account might have been hacked prior to publishing the offensive content. Portillo eventually admitted to writing the hateful messages.

At the height of the controversy, in June 2020, Marfa Public Radio reported on a petition to remove Portillo from the ballot.

Portillo faces up to 5 years in prison.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com





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Mexican Diplomat Removed from Canadian Post for Masturbating at Work


A Mexican diplomat was removed from his post after a video went viral purporting to show him masturbating at work.

Dario Alberto Bernal Acero, Mexico’s consul to Leamington, Canada, was removed from his post pending an investigation, a statement from Mexico’s Foreign Relations Ministry revealed.

The investigation comes after video of the diplomat surfaced in late February. He is apparently seen unbuckling his pants and masturbating at his work computer. Mexico’s Televisa first reported on the case this week, prompting the diplomat’s removal.

According to Televisa, Bernal Acero claimed he was the victim of a blackmail attempt. The diplomat said he will present evidence and fight to clear his name.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com

Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at bdarby@breitbart.com.     





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