"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," said Bucaramanga police commander Jose Angel Mendoza..."Colombia police catch drug-smuggling pigeon"
Police said carrier pigeons had been used in the past to smuggle mobile phone Sim cards into the jail.
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