Parrot taken into custody after alerting drug traffickers of police raid in Brazil

TERESINA, State of Piauí, Brazil -- A parrot was taken into custody Tuesday after it allegedly warned its owners of a potential drug raid.

The parrot's owners were suspects in an undercover drug raid in Brazil, according to NBC News.

NBC reports that, according to local Brazilian news outlet Oliberal.com, the suspects were warned of the coming raid by their green and white bird who allegedly squawked "Mama, Police!" in Portuguese when it spotted officers outside the residence.

Despite the bird's efforts, a 30-year-old man and his 16-year-old daughter were arrested.

Police found crack, marijuana, scales and a large amount of money on the property.

According to NBC, police said the bird was trained by its owners to alert them when vehicles arrive on the premises.

The bird was taken by the Environmental Police and taken to a zoo.

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