Friday 25 June 2021

Narco Paloma!


QCOSTARICA – This from the unbelievable but true department, on Tuesday afternoon, guards at the La Reforma prison saw odd the movements of a pigeon (paloma in Spanish) in the area of one the cell blocks.

On capture the guards found the homing pigeon to be carrying 14 grams of marijuana and 14 grams of cocaine in a pouch attached to its chest.

- Advertisement -

Pablo Bertozzi, director of the Policia Penitenciaria (Penitentiary Police) someone had come up with the bright idea of loading the pigeon with the drugs. Bertozzi added the bird had been trained to visit the cell block where prisoners fed it.

Prison officials say this is not the first time animals have been used as drug mules. Bertozzi noted that in the past, prisoners used cats to move the drugs from one cell block to another. But now have to be vigilant of the air above the prison.


The La Reforma, a large prison complex in San Rafael de Alajuela, houses some of the country’s most dangerous criminals, will now step up its controls against drug trafficking within the prison.

- Advertisement -

The prison official added that the Ministerio de Justicia (Ministry of Justice) is working on treating and rehabilitating drug addicts within the prison system.

The following are some of the images and captions that quickly went viral on the social media Tuesday night.

Hey, wanna buy drugs?

Pigeons protest in the La Plaza de la Cultura in downtown San Jose, demanding their freedom

OIJ anti narcotics trained pigeon

“How to dig a tunnel”

- Advertisement -

Holy s***t, the got me…

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 25: plates ending in 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate

Today, Friday, June 25, plates ending in 9 & 0 CANNOT...

The 20 Nicaraguans detained by the Ortega regime in 25 days

TODAY NICARAGUA – Despite international pressure and rejection, Nicaragua President Daniel...


Carlos Alvarado: “Don Rodolfo has my confidence”

QCOSTARICA - President Carlos Alvarado said he has all the confidence in his Minister of Public Works and Transport (MOPT, Rodolfo Méndez Mata, and...

Germany opens borders to Ticos from this Friday!

QCOSTARICA - Good news for Ticos with traveling fever! From Friday, June 25, Germany will allow entry of travelers from Costa Rica as long...

First five months of the year reflect recovery of Costa Rican exports

QCOSTARICA - The value of Costa Rica exports increased by 23% in the first five months of the year, being the highest growth in...

OIJ investigation into road works corruption leads to inquiries in Panama

QCOSTARICA - The prestige of the company of some of the richest men in Costa Rica hangs by a thread. For many, the MECO...

Weather, friendly locals, cost of living: expats in Mexico, Costa Rica enjoy same things

EXPAT FOCUS (MND) Of course it was no surprise that readers of Mexico News Daily voted Mexico as the No. 1 expat destination in...

The Best Sports To Play On A Beach

Costa Rica has some of the best beaches in the world. The coastline is blessed with golden sand, beautiful palm trees, and perfect blue...

Tourism sector depends on political will for recovery

QCOSTARICA - The future of tourism operators in Costa Rica depends on the political will to approve a package of bills that favors the...

Ortegs regime requests Russia’s armament and military preparation to face “threats of terrorism”

TODAY NICARAGUA – Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigú, revealed during the IX International Security Conference in Moscow that the Government of Nicaragua requested...

Antivirus creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison cell

Q24N - You may not know John McAfee, of his eccentrics, but you are sure to have the name and may even have your...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.