Friday, 26 May 2017

Pigeon 'caught with backpack of drugs'



Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports.

A total of 178 pills were found in the fabric pocket attached to its back, the newspaper says.


Pigeon found carrying drugs in Kuwait

The bird was caught near the customs building in Abdali, close to the border with Iraq.


An al-Rai journalist said the drugs were a form of ketamine, an anaesthetic also used as an illegal party drug.


Abdullah Fahmi told the BBC that customs officials already knew pigeons were being used to smuggle drugs, but this was the first time they had caught a bird in the act.


Law enforcement officials elsewhere have, however, identified previous cases where pigeons have been used to carry lightweight high-value narcotics.




BBC     News.