This sounds like an Onion article but I swear to god it’s real.
A homing pigeon’s dastardly plan to smuggle 178 ecstasy tablets into Kuwait has been foiled by authorities, according to a report by Al-Rai.
Pigeon Escobar, as I’ve brilliantly decided to name it, had the drugs in a pouch on its back and was attempting to transport them from Iraq into Kuwait.
Police catch a pigeon with 200 ecstasy pills hidden in a little backpack pic.twitter.com/vSB9eYtd84
— Cass Lowe (@CassLowe) May 24, 2017
my hormones must be all out of whack because i teared up over the ecstasy pigeon's tiny backpack.
— Caitlin Van Horn 🥐 (@HelloCVH) May 24, 2017
I blame rap culture pic.twitter.com/215f7pDNyv
— mcg (@connor_mcgeary) May 24, 2017
Authorities had been tracking the pigeon though, and caught it above a customs building in Kuwait.
I thought with modern technology advancing at such a rapid rate that drug mules’ methods would likewise become increasingly sophisticated and high-tech.
Turns out I was wrong.
Remarkably this isn’t the first time this has happened.
A GQ report found that carrier pigeons have been increasingly used to smuggle cocaine because of their ability to fly some 150km without stopping, as well as also being able to carry 10 per cent of their body weight.
What a time to be alive.