whaaat !!!, Pigeon caught wearing a drug-smuggling backpack

Pigeon caught wearing a drug-smuggling backpack

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.


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.

 On social media, this pigeon has created quite a flurry. From people tweeting about how innovative the delivery system is with the little backpack to Reddit users wondering how the customs officials managed to nab the pigeon, it is evident that the bird has generated a lot of interest and puns: