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Sniffer dogs aiding crackdown on drug smuggling
    2013-06-27  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Martin Li

    martin.mouse@163.com

    A BLACK Labrador retriever ran past about 15 people in a line Sunday morning and suddenly stopped at one man’s feet. The dog then looked up at the man several times. The man pulled up his shirt to reveal drugs fastened around his waist.

    It was neither a televised drama nor a drug-smuggling case. The dog, named Angus, is one of 85 sniffer dogs that have been trained at a Shenzhen Customs facility in Yantian District and aced the training exercise that was demonstrated for the public.

    More than 50 Shenzhen residents were invited to visit the facility Sunday and receive a closeup look at the sniffer dogs. The open house marked this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse, which was yesterday.

    Angus was born in Australia in May 2005 and arrived at the facility in 2006 to be trained by Luo Yuanxiong, a seasoned dog trainer. Angus has since helped Customs officers uncover 17 drug-smuggling cases and seize more than 309 kilograms of drugs, including heroin and cocaine.

    Another sniffer dog, Ji Li, quickly searched among 20 suitcases to find the one that contained drugs. Ji Li was born in October 2005 and has helped officers seize more than 33 kilograms of drugs.

    “It usually takes one year to train a sniffer dog,” experienced trainer Yu Jianhuan said.

    The training facility opened in October 1995. Dogs trained there have since helped officers uncover 39 drug smuggling cases and seize about 412 kilograms of drugs, according to Customs statistics.

    The Yantian site is one of three sniffer dog training facilities run by China’s General Administration of Customs. The other two are in Beijing and Yunnan Province.

    Shenzhen Customs launched a special campaign to crack down on drug smuggling last June 26, the previous International Day Against Drug Abuse. Customs officers have uncovered 28 drug smuggling cases and seized 1,250 kilograms of drugs in the past year.

    Customs officers said sending drugs across borders in mailed packages is gaining popularity among drug smugglers, and increasing numbers of young people are getting involved in the criminal trade.

    Police destroy seized drugs

    Shenzhen police destroyed nearly 3 tons of drugs with an estimated market value of more than 100 million yuan (US$16.2 million) on Tuesday.

    The destroyed drugs, including cocaine and marijuana, were seized between June 2011 and 2012.

    Local police had handled 1,746 drug-related cases and arrested 1,915 people suspected of drug-related crimes in 2013 as of June 20.

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