Pigeon in custody for smuggling drugs to Bosnian prisoners

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    Bosnian police have impounded a pigeon after discovering prisoners used it to smuggle drugs into one of the country's highest security jails, an official said Thursday.

    "The guards suspected the animal might be involved in drug smuggling once they noticed four prisoners visibly intoxicated shortly after the pigeon landed on a prison window," Zenica prison official Josip Pojavnik told AFP.

    All four inmates had tested positive for heroin, said Pojavnik, adding disciplinary proceedings had been launched against the inmates.

    The drugs, he added, had probably been stuffed into tiny bags attached to the legs of the carrier pigeon, which one of the prisoners had previously been allowed to keep as a pet in his cell.

    "We suspect that the pigeon carried the drugs from Tuzla," a town around 70 kilometres (more than 40 miles) northeast of Zenica in central Bosnia, he added.

    The pigeon had been taken into custody by police, who have launched an investigation aimed at identifying those who had loaded it up with the drugs.

    "We do not know what to do with the pigeon, but for the time being it will remain behind bars," Pojavnik said.

    The incident had prompted the prison administration to consider closing down a prisoner pigeon-breeding project established in a ward of the jail as part of a rehabilitation programme, he added.

    Pojavnik insisted those birds had not been involved in the incident.

    A similar case of carrier pigeons being used by prisoners was reportedly uncovered earlier this year at a jail in Brazil, where the birds were being used to deliver drugs and even mobile telephones.

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  2. Trebor

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    Poor Roekoe what have they done to you? Kind of ingenious if you ask me. Where theres a will theres a way. But I guess if you abuse a system like that you can't really complain about no longer being able to have pidgeons as pets.
     
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    I think its harsh how the pigeon was impounded as it wasn’t exactly his fault, agreeing with Trebor though it was an ingenious idea all the same.
     
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    OMG how can you keep a pidgion in prison, it has no self awareness, concious or anything. It is useless all that would happen is the pidgion would think it lives there and that it is thir pet, it doesnt know that it's there because its done something wrong, i mean it hasn't been sniffing coke :D
     
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    lol, Someone must of trained it... But a pigion in custody lmao! My kaspersky internet security blocks this post lol.
     
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    Thanks for posting this for me insanenutter. I didn't have enough time that day. I feel sorry for that pigeon, It's not its fault. The prisoners had it trained to do it. They should be the ones serving more years for that. Not the pigeon, Pitiful thing. :(
     

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