Drug Smugglers Enlist Carpets, Carrier Pigeons Ever more clever drug traffickers try — and fail — to outsmart the law. In China, they injected heroin into tiny plastic tubes, wrapped them in yarn and wove them into carpets coming from Pakistan. Meanwhile, criminals already in jail in Brazil used carrier pigeons as drug mules. The birds wore little pouches stuffed with contraband.
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Drug Smugglers Enlist Carpets, Carrier Pigeons

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Ever more clever drug traffickers try and fail to outsmart the law. In China, they injected heroin into tiny plastic tubes wrapped in yarn and wove them into carpets coming from Pakistan. Meanwhile, criminals already in jail in Brazil used carrier pigeons as drug mules. The birds wore little pouches stuffed with contraband. Struggling under the weight of their cargo, they had a hard time flying and caught the eye of prison guards. It's MORNING EDITION.

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