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Hard drugs detected after inception of dog detector unit

January 26, 2018 1:29 am

Since the inception of the detector dog unit at the Nadi international airport, hard drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis have been seized.

New Zealand Chief Customs Officer Detector Dog Training – Dave Huff says that this is a huge stepping stone for a small country like Fiji.

Huff says there have been multiple seizures which is keeping Fijian officers on their toes.

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“The New Zealand operational standards and the key thing too is that they have to maintain those standards, so it’s just not a one off, once we get every year, these teams are tested to make sure that they actually have and maintained their operation capability.”

He says having detector dogs in Fiji does not only benefit the nation but other Pacific Island Countries.

Meanwhile, a new detector dog unit was opened in Nasese yesterday which will cater for the Suva Port and the Nausori International airport.

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