Costa Rica’s Canine Unit has 21 New Agents

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Over 20 dogs were donated by Costa Rican families to the Canine Unit (K-9) of the Ministry of Public Security who will be graduating this Friday, as police officers to help in drug detection, explosives, and for the first time, they will also assist in finding currency.

    These new agents received specialized training over three months, which was given by Colombian officials through international cooperation. Agents and their dogs were prepared to work in all the country, whether in parks, streets, schools, aircrafts, containers, vehicles, borders, ports and airports, among other places.

    The official guide group consists of 18 men and three women belonging to different regional offices of the security forces and the Canine Unit and the National Guard. Of the 21 canine officers, two specialized in explosives detection, two in currencies and 17 in drugs.

    The new members of the Canine Unit are breeds like Golden Retrievers, Belgian Malinois and Labradors, which were donated by citizens and once they went through an aptitude screening, and were selected to be trained for three months to join the police force.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

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