Customs agents find homing pigeon carrying tiny drug-filled backpack

drug pigeon

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 ]