Drug dealer nabbed Pigeon carrying cocaine and marijuana attached to its chest caught

Prison guards at La Reforma prison in Costa Rica captured a prison which was flying into the jail with a bag of drugs attached to its chest

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Prison guards in Costa Rica caught a pigeon with a bag of drugs attached to its chest in a bizarre attempt to smuggle drugs to inmates.

Officers at La Reforma prison captured it with 14g of cocaine and 14g of cannabis stuffed into a black pouch which camouflaged against its dark feathers.

They have previously caught other animals such as cats and iguanas trying to transport drugs into the prison in San Rafael de Alajuela, local websites have reported.

The guards spotted the bird on Tuesday afternoon as it flew towards an open area of the medium security La Reforma prison, Teletica reported.

Prison director Paul Bertozzi said: 'They observed the bulge on the animal so they captured it and confirmed that it carried a bag with zipper - and the drugs were inside... It seems the dove was trained for it.'

The pigeon was examined by experts at the ZooAve Animal Rescue Centre who said the bag it was carrying caused some damage to its digestive system. 

Reports from Costa Rica suggest it will be kept in quarantine for at least 40 days because they believe it will return to where it came from if they release it.  

The head of the centre was 'stunned' by the incident and said it would be well looked after at the centre. 

The prison is now investigating who was responsible for the drug-smuggling attempt. 

Paul Bertozzi added: 'We have a warning that this method can be used again as it is not the first time in the history of La Reforma that a pigeon was detected with drugs.'

Source: Daily Mail

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 From Allen Avenue to Snapchat The evolution of the Nigerian Sex Workerbullet
2 In Sunyani Landlord kills tenant for not flushing toiletbullet
3 Evil Genius End of the road for fake lawyer who won cases at the...bullet
4 In Volta Region 16-year-old pupil commits suicidebullet
5 End Times Charms, coffins, underwear found in Edo church (Photos)bullet
6 Pretty Mike Club owner explains why he puts leashes on womenbullet
7 Brong Ahafo Grave looters in police gripsbullet
8 In South Sudan Former model's sex tape with bottle leaks...bullet
9 ‘404’ Wahala Welder kills friend over dog meat in Lagosbullet
10 ‘Wey My Money?’ Man whose wife ran away after 2 weeks...bullet

Top Videos

1 In Taiwan 50 pole dancers on Jeeps escort politician’s funeral processionbullet
2 Video The horrifying moment lion attacks and kills handler in front of...bullet
3 Video Kalyppo animation dancebullet
4 Strange creature seen in Accrabullet
5 Prez. Nana Addo's inaugural speech Mixed reactions from...bullet
6 What Does Human Flesh Taste Like? Secrets of Everything - Brit Labbullet
7 In China Cheating husband force to wear pad, bra as punishmentbullet
8 Woman caught on camera stealing a ring from a corpsebullet
9 In Venezuela Suspected thief beaten up, burnt in the...bullet
10 Road Sex Man filmed having sex with road at a car parkbullet

Filla