Pigeons are historically known for carrying messages. However, today they apparently carry drugs.
Customs officials in Kuwait nabbed a pigeon that had been fitted with a makeshift backpack filled with 178 pills close to the Iraqi border, according to the BBC.
The officials seized the pigeon close to the customs building in Abdali near the country’s border with Iraq, according to al-Rai.
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) 23 mai 2017
This isn’t the first pigeon nabbed for narcotics smuggling — in 2015, guards at a Costa Rican prison caught a literal jail bird flying cocaine and weed into the slammer.
The bird had a total of 178 pills of “ketamine, an anaesthetic also used as an illegal party drug,” the BBC reported.
Police catch a pigeon with 200 ecstasy pills hidden in a little backpack pic.twitter.com/vSB9eYtd84
— Cass Lowe (@CassLowe) 24 mai 2017
That pigeon is a mule! https://t.co/a2Si1Q8tm2
— John Schwartz (@jswatz) 25 mai 2017