Puppy to sniff out crime in Sagaing

Puppy to sniff out crime in Sagaing

An Alsatian puppy has become the newest addition to the police department in Sagaing Division’s Kale District, helping in the fight against crime and drugs.

The ten-month-old Alsatian, named Brownie, is to become the first ever K-9 officer in the Kale police department after he passes training in Rangoon this August.

District police commander Lt-Col Tin Zaw Tun said Brownie was bought across the border in India, not far from the town of Kale, for 400,000 kyat (US$340).

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“Brownie is to join a K-9 training in Rangoon in August, and will begin serving as our newest member after that,” said Tin Zaw Tun.

He said that after graduating, Brownie will be provided a monthly salary of 30,000 kyat ($25) and a medical stipend of 15,000 kyat.

Meanwhile, police in nearby Tamu district say they are also looking to create a K-9 unit.

Sagaing has become a major transit hub for drugs and precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of illicit substances. Last week, police there conducted a series of major drug busts, leading to the seizures of large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine and the stimulant pseudoephedrine.

 

 

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