Alappuzha – Lissy, the narcotic sniffer dog of Alappuzha police will be used to sniff out people carrying concealed drugs. The
one- year- old Labrador has been trained to detect and find narcotic substances including ganja.
A drug sniffer dog or drug detection dog is a dog that is trained to and works at using its senses, mainly their sense of smell, to detect a variety of substances including drugs.
“She is the only narcotic sniffer dog of the Kerala Police dog squad. She has teamed up with the narcotics team to catch the
drug peddlers. She completed her training from Kerala Police Academy, Thrissur in November. Now, finding illegal drugs is
Lissy’s only job,” dog squad sub-inspector D K Pushpakumar.
Lissy, who was recently sent to Alappuzha railway station during her training period, caught around one kg ganja from there.
‘’We have five dogs in our squad. Four are Labradors and one is German Shepherd. We mostly prefer labradors as they are
obedient and less aggressive than other dogs. Sachin, German Shepherded breed was trained in BSF. The dog squad is led by
a sub-inspector and each dog has two handlers,” said Sreenivas P C, dog squad member.
Narcotics team are hopeful that Lissy will help them catch the drug peddlers who arrive in the district and combat the rising menace of drug abuse.
Narcotics team registered 571 drug peddling cases and arrested 675 people from the district in 2018.
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