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Sniffer dog helps in two arrests



Archive photo of sniffer dogs at the central railway station in Luxembourg City  © LaLa La Photo

Archive photo of sniffer dogs at the central railway station in Luxembourg City  © LaLa La Photo

The drug squad of the customs and excise agency has praised their canine colleague in a statement released 24 January.  

With the help of a trained drug detection police dog, the "Inspection anti-drogues et produits sensitives” arrested a man who had a little more than a kilogram of cocaine in his car. He was on his way from the Netherlands to Germany in mid-November.

The sniffer dog named, Balto, was lauded again by his colleagues in a further intervention in mid-December. Another man was arrested, thanks to the canine super nose of Balto, on his way to getting the train to Luxembourg. On inspection he was found to be holding a total of 29 ‘ready-to-sell’ cocaine ‘bullets’.

In both cases, the "goods" were confiscated on the authority of the Luxembourg public prosecutor's office, the men were arrested and brought before the examining magistrate.