Unfortunately, you read that right. Kuwaiti customs has captured a pigeon wearing a tiny rucksack carrying 200 ecstasy pills.
The department tracked down the drug smuggling homing pigeon coming in from Iraq and caught it close by the custom’s department.
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) May 23, 2017
Homing pigeons were used in the past to deliver important messages but these drug traffickers have trained this one to deliver something a little more… dodgy.
Imagine being talented enough to 1) catch a pigeon and 2) plant drugs on it https://t.co/CoIjJUbBfi
— Payton (@p_stew03) May 25, 2017
Somewhere right now there are a lot of unhappy sober pigeons at that pigeon rave in the abandoned warehouse… https://t.co/eZy0xiM2uP
— Von Hertzog (@Von_Hertzog) May 24, 2017
Despite the underlying seriousness of the crime, the people of Twitter have certainly seen the funny side of the unusual situation.
— Jonathan (@_poles_apart_) May 24, 2017