Thursday, December 30, 2021

2-dog squad to check smuggling at airport

Chennai: Air customs has inducted two sniffer dogs to start a canine squad to detect smuggling of narcotic substances at Chennai airport.

The two Labrador retriever dogs named Orio and Orly, trained at Customs K9 Training Centre in Attari in Amritsar, were inducted at a function on Wednesday.

An official said the dogs would be of help to supplement human intelligence in detecting narcotics smuggling. "We have seen many cases in the last one year. Recently also there were two to three attempts to smuggle contraband by hiding them in rectum. The dogs will be useful to detect such attempts."

They will be deployed in the passenger terminals, cargo and postal cargo units.

"Sniffer dogs are there in Trichy, Kochi and a few other airports. They were part of the first batch trained in our centre. The ones inducted in Chennai belong to the second batch," he added. tnn

30/12/21 Times of India

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