Costa Rica prison authorities have caught a pigeon used to traffic drugs in a prison in San Jose.
In San Jose, Costa Rica, a pigeon was arrested for trafficking cocaine and marijuana. The pigeon was intercepted by the police after discovering a 14g of cocaine and marijuana tied to its body.
The pigeaon was seen at a prison near San Jose in Costa Rica with a bag tied to its body. When the bird was searched, a black bag that blended with the colour of the pigeon was retrieved containing 14g of cocaine and the same quantity of marijuana.
The prison authorities suspect that the bird was owned by one of the inmates in the medium-security wing of La Reforma prison, Costa Rica’s biggest penitentiary.
According to the director of Costa Rica’s prison police force, the pigeon could fly perfectly well even with the bag of drugs strapped against its breast.
Pablo Bertozzi, the prison director, said they have also caught cats used as drug trafficking agents in the prisons. He called for stronger security in the prison to nab the human traffickers.
The pigeon now nicknamed “narcopigeon” has been subsequently handled to to the zoo authorities, where it is being kept under observation before being housed in a larger enclosure the zoo authorities said they would not free the bird.
Because of the way it came to us, it can never be freed