Prison guards in Brazil intercept pigeon carrying cellphone to inmates
RIO DE JANERIO: Prison guards in Brazil intercepted a pigeon attempting to deliver a cellphone to inmates inside the facility – an activity that triggered prompt action from the jail officials.
The Department of Penitentiary Administration said guards at the Nilton Silva prison in Franco da Rocha spotted some inmates attempting to catch a pigeon on Feb. 10 that was wearing a vest-like garment apparently designed for smuggling contraband into the prison.
The guards intercepted the bird and discovered the vest contained a cellphone and battery.
Costa Rica’s Ministry of Justice and Peace detailed a similar incident in August 2015 involving a pigeon found wearing a pouch filled with marijuana and cocaine at the La Reforma prison.