sniffer dog

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sniffer dog

a police dog trained to detect drugs or explosives by smell
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The enforcement agency uses a range of speciallytrained animals at the capital's port, including six drug detection dogs, two cash and tobacco detection dogs and four tobacco detection dogs.
The detection dogs can find tobacco and cigarettes even if hidden in the most unlikely places.
A further 41 pouches of Golden Virginia tobacco, which were concealed at the property, were also located by the detection dog.
In Place, the United States Supreme Court addressed "whether the Fourth Amendment prohibits law enforcement authorities from temporarily detaining personal luggage for exposure to a trained narcotics detection dog on the basis of reasonable suspicion that the luggage contains narcotics.
They use an array of search techniques including detection dogs, carbon dioxide detectors, heartbeat monitors and scanners as well as visual searches to find well-hidden stowaways, illegal drugs, firearms and cigarettes.
The detection dog immediately lunged for the backpack and took hold of it, but when the administrator subsequently searched it, he found no drugs or other contraband.
The staff and the animals of the Mine Detection Dog Unit of the Yemen Executive Mine Action Center were appointed to a hard mission at the end of 2009: to clear from land mines and explosive remnants of war in vast areas of the Hadramawt region.
As well as fags, officers from HM Revenue and Customs - aided by a tobacco detection dog - also confiscated hand-rolling tobacco and counterfeit spirits.
An explosive detection dog working with the MSP Airport Police Department alerted the police to a suitcase near Carousel 12 at the airport's Lindbergh Terminal.
Pettit developed and stood up the Engineer Detection Dog Program starting in 2001 and is the technical advisor to the Engineer Regiment on the use of detection dogs.
The 5-year-old beagle was rescued from a shelter to be trained as a detection dog.
A "canine sniff" by a well-trained narcotics detection dog, however, does not require opening the luggage.
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