Customs agents find homing pigeon carrying tiny drug-filled backpack
By Jennifer Cruz
Classic drug pigeon.
Wall or no wall, drug smugglers will find a way, even if it means calling on their feathered friends.
Case in point, customs agents at the Abdali border in Kuwait recovered a homing pigeon apparently on its way across the border Monday. Strapped to the bird’s back was a tiny backpack containing nearly 200 pills.
Authorities say they noticed the bird near the border perched on a vehicle and it looked as though it was trying to move about but appeared to be having a bit of trouble. Upon further inspection, agents noticed the bird’s backpack, which was secured with a safety belt.
Officers tracked down the bird and recovered the narcotics and authorities are now working to determine who owns the bird.
[ Arab Times ]
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