Kuwait customs apprehended a pigeon with a backpack full of drugs flying into the country from Iraq.

Homing pigeon used to smuggle drugs into Kuwait. (Photo courtesy: Al-Rai)

According to Arab news station Al Arabiya, after carrying out an intense and thorough surveillance search on the bird, the officers found the small backpack with 178 pills on the bird.

The report says the officers tracked the bird coming from Iraq and finally caught it above a building near the customs’ department.