Canine thwarts attempt to bring in 5.6 tonnes of captagon pills. Dubai: An elderly man, receiving Dh2,000 aid from a charity institute in UAE turned out to be the mastermind behind the world’s biggest attempt to smuggle 5.7 tonnes of captagon pills, worth Dh1.8 billion, to the country, a senior Dubai Police official said on Wednesday. Read More

Bo, an ATF explosives detection canine, has a fan club.

On Tuesday, he was getting ready for a photo shoot at Texas A&M. He’s being featured in one of the university’s magazines.
“If there’s any canine deserving of this recognition, it’s him,” said ATF Special Agent Eduardo Ramirez, Bo’s handler.

Ramirez and Bo made a trip from the Brownsville area to College Station for a special visit for the magazine and photo shoot.

It’s been quite a journey for Bo. He’s been with the ATF since 2013 and has had an impressive career. He and Ramirez were on the front lines in the Austin bomber case, where they’ve tracked down criminals in numerous cases in homicides, drug cases and situations involving explosives. Read More

An Arizona task force discovered hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs during a recent traffic stop on I-40 near Kingman.

The massive drug bust was made on February 20 on I-40 at mile marker 33 west of Kingman, Arizona, according to a news release from the Bullhead City Police Department.

Around 6:30 p.m., officers with the task force “Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team” (M.A.G.N.E.T.) pulled over a semi truck on I-40.

With the aid of a drug sniffing dog, officers approximately 168 kilograms of cocaine and 220 pounds of meth. The combined street value of the drugs is estimated at around $12.7 million. Read More

Authorities in Arizona seized nearly 400 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop over the weekend, officials said.

A trooper with the Arizona Department of Public Safety pulled a vehicle over Friday for a traffic violation on Interstate 15, just south of Littlefield near the Arizona-Nevada border, Sgt. Kameron Lee, a spokesperson for AZDPS, told ABC News.

During the stop, the trooper realized something was amiss and requested assistance from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, which brought along its K9 named Brutus. Lee said he could not go into details as to why assistance was requested. Read More

Thomasville Police Department recently made history by announcing its first female K-9 officer, Officer Haley Jensen. Officer Jensen joined Thomasville Police Department in December 2017. She completed K-9 handler training in October 2019.

“When I joined TPD, becoming a K-9 handler was my dream job,” Officer Jensen said. “Being able to make my dream come true while serving and protecting my community is a great feeling.”

The dream didn’t come easily, though, she said.

“I had to successfully complete a rigorous K-9 tryout and attend a four-week K-9 handler training course with my K-9 partner, Kaiko,” Jensen added.

Chief Troy Rich said he had no doubt that Jensen would excel in her training.

“Officer Jensen has always demonstrated the skills, ability, performance, and attitude to succeed,” Rich continued, “She is an impressive officer with the drive to be the best in everything that she does.”   Read More

How do you know if a K-9 program is right for you, and how do you get started?

North Greenville University (NGU) in Tigerville, S.C. offers its more than 2,500 undergraduate, online and graduate students strong academic programs, in addition to opportunities for spiritual growth, cultural enrichment and hands-on service.

It also provides students a safe and secure environment in which to learn and live, which is due to its campus security team, led by Campus Security Chief Rick Lee Morris. Chief Morris, who has been with NGU since 2001, has grown the department from three staff members to an armed para-law enforcement agency, offering 24 hours a day, seven days a week on-duty service, protection and law enforcement. The department employs 13 full-time officers, most with specialized skills. Chief Morris was a recipient of Security magazine’s Most Influential People in Security award in 2019.

One of the daily challenges that Chief Morris and his team face is the university’s location. NGU sits on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in S.C. and is located 18 miles away from Greenville, the state’s largest metropolitan area. “We’re in the middle of nowhere, so we have to plan accordingly for any type of interaction or any threat that might materialize,” says Chief Morris. Read More

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TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) – The Smith County Sheriff’s Office released on Friday more information on the arrest of Thomas Sweet, who was the subject of a manhunt in Lindale earlier in the week.

From the Smith County Sheriff’s Office:

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Smith County Sheriff’s Deputies received information that a suspect vehicle in multiple criminal offenses was observed on CR 431 and CR 499 near Lindale. At this time SCSO notified Lindale PD and provided them with the location of the vehicle.

A short time later the suspect vehicle, a silver 2009 Jeep Cherokee, was located at a storage facility in the 15900 block of CR 431 by Lindale PD. A female in the vehicle, Shaylie Reyes – 26, was apprehended and taken into custody. Both Lindale PD and Smith County Pct. 5 Constables immediately searched the area for the suspect, Thomas Sweet – 28. Upon the arrival of Smith County Deputies and Investigator’s the search was expanded.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office deployed a drone which searched the area for approximately one hour without locating the suspect. Smith County Investigators, Lindale PD Investigators and Smith County Pct. 5 Constable Jeff McClenny continued their investigation into this matter. Eventually, they received information that Thomas Sweet was possibly residing at a motel in Hawkins, Texas. At this time, Smith County Investigators alerted the Hawkins Police Department who in turn alerted Wood County Pct. 2 Constable Kelly Smith. Read More