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Pigeon Caught With 178 Ketamine Pills In Backpack

James Felton

James Felton

James Felton

James Felton

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A pigeon was apprehended on the Kuwait border, with 178 Ketamine pills in its backpack, too high a quantity to be considered for "personal use". Al Arabiya

A pigeon has been caught attempting to smuggle drugs across a border in its tiny pigeon backpack.

Customs officials in Kuwait captured a pigeon carrying a backpack made from cloth on its back. Upon closer inspection, the backpack was found to contain 178 pills of the horse tranquilizer ketamine, which is used as a party drug.

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The pigeon was apprehended by customs officers after it was spotted near the customs building in Abdali, near the Iraq-Kuwait border.

Officials already knew that pigeons were being used to cross the border, an al-Rai journalist told BBC News. However this was the first time they had apprehended a pigeon drug mule in the act of smuggling drugs. Finally catching one in the act must have been a real coup.

The pigeon will not be charged for the offence, even though in those quantities there is no way the drugs were for personal use. 

This isn't the only time that pigeons have been caught smuggling illegal contraband. The video below, from last year, shows a pigeon who was caught attempting to sneak a cellphone and a USB stick into a Colombian prison.

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