'Mum, cop!'- Screaming parrot warns Brazil drug dealers ahead of cop bust

Officers believe the parrot was trained to warn its owners.
Officers believe the parrot was trained to warn its owners. Photo credit: Newshub

Police officers were shocked to discover a parrot screaming at them when raiding a drug house in northeastern Brazil.

The military police were making the rounds in the city of Teresina on Monday afternoon local time, when they spotted a man outside a house where he had just bought drugs, reports Último Segundo, a Brazilian news website.

The officers raided the residence, which was home to a woman known as 'India'.

It was there the officers were confronted by the 'narco' parrot.

The parrot reportedly began to repeatedly scream at the officers as they approached: "Mum, cop! Mum, cop!"

Officers believe the parrot was trained to warn the residents of the house when someone was approaching.

"He must have been trained for that," Major Mello of the Military Police 17th Battalion told the Último Segundo.

"He began to scream as soon as the police approached," he said.

However, the 'narco parrot' proved no match for police, and they successfully arrested India's husband for possessing four packages of crack cocaine.

The couple's 16-year-old daughter was found with marijuana hidden inside her underwear, but was later released after appearing before a judge, the Daily Mail reports.

The parrot will face no charges, and is being transferred to the Teresina Zoo in Brazil.