A homing pigeon smuggling 14g of cocaine and 14g marijuana into â€ª#â€ŽLaReforma â€¬prison in Costa Rica was intercepted by police and taken into custody, reports TheTelegraph.
The bird, nicknamed â€ª#â€ŽNarcopalomaâ€¬ or â€ª#â€ŽNarcoPigeonâ€¬, was allegedly seen by
a guard landing in the courtyard of the medium-security facility
with a small zipped up pouch tied to its body.
Authorities believe that the pigeon may have been trained to act as a courier by an inmate at Le Reforma, which is Costa Ricaâ€™s biggest prison, according to Sky News.
NarcoPigeon was â€œarrestedâ€ and later taken to a zoo where it will remain caged.
The drugs reportedly had a street value of around $281.