A pigeon has been caught trying to smuggle marijuana and crack-cocaine into Bucaramanga’s Modelo prison, in Colombia.
Police were alerted when the pigeon fell near Bucaramanga’s Modelo prison and struggled to take off again.
Prison guards who came to help it, discovered it was weighed down by packets of drugs tied to its back.
The bird which was trained to fly the drugs to prison had been overloaded with 45 grams (1.6 ounces) of marijuana and five grams (0.2 ounces) of crack-cocaine and was unable to make it all the way.
"This is a new case of criminal ingenuity," said General Jose Angel Mendoza, Commander of Bucaramanga Metropolitan Police.
"They were trying to smuggle drugs into Bucaramanga prison by using messenger pigeons." Video: Pigeon brought low by drugs in Colombian prison - Telegraph