Drug-Smuggling Pigeon Nabbed

Overloaded bird caught outside prison
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2011 2:57 AM CST
"This is a new case of criminal ingenuity," a police commander said.   (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

(Newser) – Police in Colombia busted a pigeon narco-trafficker after it was caught trying to fly into a prison with too heavy a load. The bird, which is now being cared for by authorities, was found struggling to fly with 40 grams of marijuana and 5 grams of cocaine paste strapped to its wings, the BBC reports. Police, who believe the bird was trained by inmates, say they've caught other pigeons attempting to carry phone cards into the jail.
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