Working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Border Patrol is a thankless job, but the dogs working to defend the border get thanked even less. Thanks to the U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector, that is about to change.
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The U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector Canine Program is looking to change that by getting national attention thanks to two of their K-9's and their handlers. The K-9's of the Laredo Sector Canine Program earned the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highest award for seizing the most drugs.
The K-9 wonders earned the National Top Dog Award for seizing the most marijuana and cocaine. Between them, the K-9's and their handlers seized 47,000 pounds of drugs valued at over $86 million for the year of 2017. The Chief also says the canine units are also responsible for aiding in apprehending and rescuing around 4,000 illegal immigrants.
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To show off how honed their skills really are, the four-legged sleuth K-9 Nelly sniffed out an obstacle course that was clear of illegal drugs and passed the test. Next, Border Patrol agents exchange one bag with another containing contraband and K-9 Nelly instantly sniffed it out.
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