A most unusual drug mule was nabbed in Kuwait.
Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai reported the bizarre bust of a homing pigeon saddled with a tiny backpack loaded with drugs.
“In a new incident that may be the first of its kind in drug trafficking, Abdali customs officers seized 178 narcotic pills wrapped around a bird,” the newspaper said.
Typically – or at least in the olden days, and during wars – carrier pigeons were used to pass messages.
But in this case, customs officers followed the flight of a pigeon heading in from Iraq.
It was seized near the customs’ office, according to Al Arabiya English, effectively clipping the wings of the drug runner.
Naturally, the internet was a twitter over it.
(Including, of course, by me.)
Police catch a pigeon with 200 ecstasy pills hidden in a little backpack pic.twitter.com/vSB9eYtd84
— Cass Lowe (@CassLowe) May 24, 2017
@CassLowe Carrier pigeon drug mule turned stool pigeon.
— Dawn Walton (@CTVdawnwalton) May 24, 2017
— kurt (@kurtwearshats) May 24, 2017
— kung fu conny (@connor_mcgeary) May 24, 2017
Photos Al Rai Media