Via the BBC: ‘Narco-pigeon’ shot by Argentina police
Police in Argentina have shot a carrier pigeon that was delivering drugs to a jail, prison authorities say.
I have to admit, this is a new one to me. I am aware of numerous types of narco-subs, human mules, and catapults used to deliver drugs, among other mechanisms. Pigeons, however, I had not yet noticed.
Apparently, they are not new:
The Argentine prisons service had warned in 2013 that traffickers were using pigeons making between 10 and 15 trips a day.
Three people were arrested and 15 pigeons were seized after the 2013 investigation, Clarín said.
Earlier this year a pigeon carrying a backpack containing 178 pills of the drug ketamine was apprehended in the Gulf state Kuwait near the border with Iraq.