Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Corrections officials in Brazil said prison guards intercepted a pigeon attempting to deliver a cellphone to inmates inside the facility.
The Department of Penitentiary Administration said guards at the Nilton Silva prison in Franco da Rocha spotted some inmates attempting to catch a pigeon 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.
The investigation is ongoing.
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, the country's largest, in San Rafael de Alajuela.