Pigeon caught smuggling cocaine into prison

The pigeon was found with a pouch full of cocaine and cannibis. Credit: Reuters

A carrier pigeon has been caught carrying drugs into a prison complex in Costa Rica.

Guards at La Reforma Penitentia in San Jose noticed the bird flying overhead with a small bundle attached to it.

It turned out to be a pouch containing 14 grams of cocaine and 14 grams of cannabis.

The director of Penitentiary Police, Paul Bertozzi, said: "We have a warning that this method can be used again as it is not the first time in the history of La Reforma that a pigeon was detected with drugs."

Pigeon stands in front of a sign reading Credit: Reuters