About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Pigeon Behind Bars for Drug Smuggling into Country's Highest Security Jails!

by Hannah Punitha on August 23, 2008 at 5:08 PM
Font : A-A+

 Pigeon Behind Bars for Drug Smuggling into Country's Highest Security Jails!

Bosnian police have taken a pigeon into custody for smuggling drugs into one of the country's highest security jails.

According to Josip Pojavnik, deputy warden of Zenica prison, prison guards grew suspicious when they saw "four prisoners visibly intoxicated shortly after the pigeon landed on a prison window."


It is believed that the drugs were stuffed into tiny bags and attached to the pigeon's legs.

"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," Telegraph quoted Pojavnik, as saying

The pigeon is behind bars while police investigates who might have loaded with drugs.

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

Zenica prison The prison officials are now considering to closing down a prisoner pigeon-breeding project established in a ward of the jail as part of a rehabilitation programme.

Source: ANI


Recommended Reading

Latest Alcohol & Drug Abuse News

 Quit Smoking Fast With Treatment Clearing Nicotine Metabolism Disparities
A new study analyses Whether treatment support can optimize nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking faster, using biomarker nicotine metabolite ratio.
How Genetic Risk Information Can Help People Avoid Alcohol Addiction?
The genetic risk scores developed was found to be helpful in preventing and treating alcohol addiction.
New Jersey Medicaid Reforms: A Path to Recovery from Opioid Addiction
The percentage of caregivers prescribing buprenorphine increased faster after the Medicaid reforms implementation.
 Heavy Alcohol Drinking Put 1 In 3 Americans at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
New study examined whether metabolic syndrome could be a reason for increased mortality from alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) despite declining alcohol use.
Stimulants are Making a Comeback: The Rise of Cocaine Abuse
Addiction scientists try to decode cocaine use disorder.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Pigeon Behind Bars for Drug Smuggling into Country's Highest Security Jails! Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests