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K-9 training for dogs at Customs

This week the Customs K-9 unit are training dogs to detect contraband and firearms at the air and sea ports.

Cayman Brac’s K-9 enforcement team is receiving some help from the Custom’s K-9 unit team here in Grand Cayman who is teaching the team how to train Labradors and Dutch Shepherds.

Malachi Powery from the Customs K-9 unit said the dogs provide extra detection to machines already in place.

“It’s critical because it gives us a second chance or another opportunity of making a detection, the x-ray, the dog plus the officers’ skill in profiling so those three skills combined and a number of things,” Mr. Powery explained.

The dogs are part of a risk-management training and will be deployed at port areas on the arrival of vessels traveling from high-profiled smuggling countries.

Cayman 27’s Mario Grey has this report.

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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