The Manchester airport in England airport spent about a million and a half dollars on what are supposed to be drug sniffing dogs and their kennels. However, a review by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration found that the dogs were failing to detect top priority class-A drugs like heroin and cocaine, as they were trained to do.
“Over the period studied, the dogs helped seize more than 46,000 cigarettes, 60kg of tobacco, 181kg of illegal meat, £28,000 in cash and a fair amount of cheese and sausages. The dogs successfully detected illegal drugs on three occasions, finding small amounts of class B substances. They also found tablets of human growth hormone, Viagra, and Bromazepam,” The Guardian reports.
I know some brothers down the street that would’ve let go two pit bulls for half what the airport paid for these dogs. While the pits wouldn’t be better at sniffing out drugs they would be highly effective at scaring the shit out anybody thinking about trying to slip some contraband by them.
Hold on a minute. I just had a thought. Could the dogs be not finding any class A drugs because there aren’t any coming through? I said it was a thought – I didn’t say it was fact.
The BBC reported that The Home Office that oversees border checks says these dogs better get their act together.
Yes the regular run of the mill off the shelf Fido is naturally going to find cheese and sausages. But drug dogs are supposed to be trained to find class A drugs first.
Some officials have suggested the dogs inability to sniff out street drugs could be a handler problem. I don’t see how. If a dog is trained to do something he’ll pretty much do it regardless of who’s holding the leash. Don’t believe me? The next time you go to a dog park take a bull horn and yell sit. Most well-trained dogs within earshot will sit.
The bottom line is the Manchester airport has some million dollar dogs that are malfunctioning. I think they need to take em back and get a refund. Then hit me up. I’ll put them in touch with “Pookie and them” and get em a couple of dogs that will sniff out grass, ass, and cash.