08/25/2013 03:34 pm ET

Narco-Pigeons Confiscated From Drug Ring In Argentina


Drug laws seem to constantly push narcotics traffickers to new heights of creativity. The latest example is the use of pigeons as marijuana carriers.

That’s right. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a small-time group of dope dealers trained two white doves to carry pot from a safehouse where they were growing the stuff to a building where they were selling it to distributors.

Argentine police busted the group earlier this week and confiscated their pigeons. Officials said that the birds carried up to 13 grams of weed in each flight, in small pouches tied around their necks.

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