Customs officials in Kuwait busted a pigeon trying to smuggle a backpack full of ketamine pills into Iraq

Yup, you read that right. We now have pigeons trafficking Special K across boarders in the Middle East. 

It can only be one of two things. The pigeons have evolved and formed an international drug trafficking pigeon cartel, or drug dealers in Kuwait are so technologically archaic that they’ve just started using carrier pigeons. Unfortunately, it’s likely the latter. The part I find most amusing, is picturing a bearded, sword wielding Kuwaiti drug dealer sewing a tiny backpack for his pet bird and one by one, filling it with tiny drugs. Adorable. The real problem I have, though, is what’s going to happen to the bird. Pablo Escobird is currently being detained by Kuwaiti customs near the Iraqi boarder. If authorities decide to turn the bird over Iraqi customs, we’ll let’s just say the Middle East isn’t known for being reasonable. Game of thrones comes to mind…

Damn Theon Greyjoy. Let’s hope the Kuwaiti government focuses more on the drug dealer than the pigeon.

Fox News: ABDALI, Kuwait – Pigeons are historically known for carrying messages. The birds are now being used to carry more dangerous items.Customs officials in Kuwait nabbed a pigeon this week that had been fitted with a makeshift backpack filled with pills close to the Iraqi border, according to the BBC. 

The bird had a total of 178 pills of ketamine, which is often used as a club drug, the BBC reported. 
Customs officials said they are aware of pigeons being used to transport drugs, but “this was the first time they had caught a bird in the act,” according to the BBC. 
By: Dave Wilkins

Twitter: @davewilkins12