A drug-smuggling pigeon has been taken into custody after being busted with more than 170 pills in its mini, homemade backpack.
Custom officials, who had been tracking the bird, intercepted it as it was crossing the border between Iraq and Kuwait, BBC reports.
Upon closer inspection, officials discovered a total of 178 pills of “ketamine, an anaesthetic also used as an illegal party drug” stashed in the makeshift pouch.
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According to Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai, using pigeons as drug mules is quite common in the area, however this is the first time one has ever been caught.
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