Prison guards in Costa Rica capture drug smuggling pigeon
Pigeons have been used throughout history to carry messages. Now, their courier skills are being used for drug smuggling.
Guards at La Reforma prison in Costa Rica captured a pigeon with a bag of marijuana and cocaine strapped to its chest. After the bird landed, guards discovered the pigeon had 14 grams of marijuana and 14 grams of cocaine.
The use of pigeons as a means of transporting drugs has been reported in recent years in Colombia and Argentina as well. The director of the prison's police noted that even cats and dogs have been used to smuggle narcotics into prison facilities.
The pigeon captured in this latest incident is expected to remain in custody at a local zoo.
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