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Drug-smuggling pigeon caught in Kuwait

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Pigeons usually known to carry messages of love and peace caught in while carrying out an illegal act in Kuwait. Custom officials have seized 178 pills wrapped around a pigeon.

The Customs department's employees tracked a homing pigeon that was coming from Iraq and caught it above a building near the customs' department, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai reported.

Drug-smuggling pigeon caught in Kuwait (Representative image)

Homing pigeons were used in the past to carry messages as messenger pigeons and they crossed a distance of approximately 100 miles.

At first, pigeons only delivered messages but now trained to deliver drugs across border.

it may be recalled that Indian police had captured a 'spy pigeon' they alleged was carrying a note threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi near border with Pakistan. The bird was intercepted in Pathankot where Pakistani-based militants launched a deadly attack on an air force base in January 2016.

Border Security Force officers were patrolling when they spotted the suspicious-looking pigeon and decided to act.

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