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Colombian plods got an unexpected break in their struggle to prevent drugs being smuggled into the country's prisons: crims using a specially trained pigeon to carry narcotics to their chums doing porridge overloaded the bird, causing it to come down early and wind up in the hands of the local Old Bill. The airborne narco- …

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Joke

Full Monty

Should have used African Swallows.

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But how would they hold the coconuts?.

Maybe two of them could carry the coconut together?

After that it all gets silly.

ttfn

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Joke

This is an absolute outrage!!!!!!!!

This is a flagrant case of animal cruelty, and I hope the guilty are tracked down and reported to the columbian version of the RSPCA for this. Overloading a pigeon is extremely serious and cruel.

And I wonder why Tyrone Dobbs wondered why those spanish blokes were willing to pay so much money for Jack's pigeons....

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Damn right

Next time they ought to train the pigeons a bit more - get them working out in an avian gym.

That or use bigger pigeons - the wood pigeons round here look like they could easliy carry half a kilo.

Either that or the pigeon had a sample of the weed and just couldn't be arsed to fly. If it had got at the coke it would have overshot the prison.

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Anonymous Coward

Not speed, cocaine

"the bird had been loaded with a hefty 45 grammes of marijuana and cocaine (...) We found the bird about a block away from the prison trying to fly over with a package, but due to the excess weight it could not accomplish its mission"

So despite taking 45 grams of drugs, the pigeon wasn't high enough?

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Happy

Dum-dum-tish!

Don't give up your day job!

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Dastardly and Mutley must've been drug addicts

Why else would they have gone to such extremes to stop the pigeon?

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Badgers

It's all because they don't have adequate net provisioning!

How much would it cost for open areas to be netted over? That would be an instant cure for everything from pigeon packet post to phones and drugs - any packet bigger than a dime, anyway - lobbed over the wall. It wouldn't help prisoners wanting to head in the other direction, too.

Actually, chicken-wire seems most appropriate...

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Anonymous Coward

Whatever next?

Whatever next! RFC1149, perhaps?

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Coat

To the cloud!

I've been telling my mates at work that the cloud has been around for years.

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Coat

Border exaam

I'd imagine most pigeons are now in fear of rubber gloves....

Sadly not a case of avian flew then...

/the nearest to the door

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Coat

score of blackbirds?

Don't you know, there is a large bird that can easily carry a baby rabbit that migrates from Brazil to where I live in the UK.

They are a protected species but I only shoot the ones with the orange tag!

Mines the trenchcoat with the folding shotgun

Legal disclaimer: The bit about shooting is not true.

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Alien

Bloody hell!

I always wondered how those rabbits migrated here.

You know, the ones that only understand, "Saia da minha terra!"

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Coat

Re: Bloody hell!

They don't half bitch about the inflight service and the miserly baggage allowance too.

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Wait till there becomes

"Digital Cocaine". Would that emotion be triggered by certain crafted music? Imagine if music could be tweaked to brimulate the stain .... ummm, stimulate the BRAIN to the eggstint... extent of coke or ecstasy and so on. Why, the whold industry would be ruled by government and labels to a new level.

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Coat

Goodfeathers

...anyone else thinking "Goodfeathers" from the animaniacs? No? Ok.

coat

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Happy

Not so much Goodfeathers

Given that it landed at the cop shop, it's obviously a stool pigeon.

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Pint

This is for the birds

nuff' said :-p

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Grenade

The cops should let the poor bird fly away again...

... after stuffing it with a radio tag ...

Grenade because it did not fit in the bird

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Idiots

I thought of this idea about 5 years ago, a little research would have shown them that a pigeon can only carry around about 28g.

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Joke

Catch that pigeon, Catch that pigeon now

I sure hope Muttely got his medal...

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