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 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.
Pigeon caught with backpack of drugs
Tags: big brother, mad science, security
You know that jailbird will turn out to be a stool pigeon.
Nothing worse than pigeon in your stool.
Using a homing pigeon to smuggle drugs strikes me as rather... dumb. Because the pigeon doesn't know how to meet you at some arbitrary place. It only knows how to go back to its home in its pigeon coop. So if it's caught, it will inevitably lead the cops straight to your pigeon drug smuggling lair HQ.