After four years with the department, a Customs K-9 officer is heading into retirement.
Blaze, who appeared in a Cayman 27 news feature in December 2014 shortly after his arrival, is the second customs K-9 this year to retire from active duty.
The beagle mix previously served with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office in Arizona, USA.
Senior Customs Officer Malachi Powery recalled Blaze helping uncover a large quantity of well-concealed ganja on a vessel search.
“If it wasn’t for Blaze, it might never have been found,” said Mr. Powery of the contraband bust. “So we want to say thanks to Blaze, and [for the] many other cases where he has located ganja and cocaine, illegal firearms and ammunition.”
Mr. Powery told Cayman 27 they may have found a ‘forever home’ for Blaze already. He thanked those who reached out with an open heart with wishes to adopt the furry former officer.