Pigeon carrying drugs caught by Kuwait customs

A fabric pocket attached to the back of the bird was found to contain a total of 178 pills, reports say.

Drug smugglers apparently used the animal to fly across the border from neighbouring Iraq.

It was intercepted above a building near Kuwait’s customs department, according to Al Arabiya.

It is thought the drugs were a form of ketamine, although this has yet to be verified, an Al-Rai journalist claimed.

Local media in the region has widely reported the case and apparently officials have known for some time that smugglers were using pigeons to transport drugs.

This is not the first time a pigeon has been caught carrying drugs.

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