| Crime |

Marijuana-Smuggling Pigeon Busted Outside Colombian Prison

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

​When did Colombia's avian population fall into a desperate life of drug running? First, there was Lorenzo the Parrot, who was arrested last fall for acting as a look-out for a weed and weapons stash. Now comes word this morning that Colombian police have detained a pigeon that was trying to fly into a prison with 1.6 ounces of pot strapped to its body.

Someone get these birds a very special episode of Blossom before it's too late.

Colombian forces noticed the pigeon struggling to fly over the walls surrounding a prison in Bucaramanga, reports Britain's Sky News. They nabbed the bird as it fluttered near a house, unable to gain much height due to a white bag strapped to its back.

When police opened the bag, they found almost two ounces of pot.

"This is a new case of criminal ingenuity," General Jose Angel Mendoza, Commander of Bucaramanga Metropolitan Police, told the network.

Here's the tape:

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.