Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack.
A total of 178 pills were found in the fabric pocket attached to its back.The bird was caught near the customs building in Abdali, close to the border with Iraq.
the drugs were a form of ketamine, an anaesthetic also used as an illegal party drug.
Abdullah Fahmi told the BBC that customs officials already knew pigeons were being used to smuggle drugs, but this was the first time they had caught a bird in .
Pigeons have been used to carry messages since Roman times, using their powerful “homing” ability.
Racing pigeons can return to their lofts from distances of hundreds of kilometres.