Criminal pigeon busted drugs strapped to its back

A drug-smuggling pigeon just looking to have a good time failed to make it to his destination this week after police took him and his little bag full of pills into custody.

As Al Arabiya reports, Kuwait customs officers caught the bird as it was crossing the border between Iraq and Kuwait. When they searched his tiny bag for illegal substances, they found 178 pills.

We have to hand it to this pigeon — strapping a little gray bag to its back was, in theory, a better idea than those of other pigeons who’ve attempted drug runs.

For example, the pigeon who got caught smuggling a conspicuous bag full of weed and cocaine into a Costa Rican prison. Sorry, pigeon criminals, you’re gonna have to get a little slicker than that.