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Police seize 'super obedient' lookout parrot trained by Brazilian drug dealers

Bird was taught to alert criminals to officers’ presence, according to reports: ‘As soon as the police got close he started shouting’
The parrot has been handed over to a local zoo. Photograph: Mike Pitts/BBC

A parrot has been taken into custody in northern Brazil following a police raid targeting crack dealers.

According to in the Brazilian press, the bird had been taught, a low-income community in the sun-scorched capital of Piauí state, by shouting: “Mum, the police!”

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