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Drug sniffer dogs needed

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 11:46am
Drug sniffer dogs needed

Sniffer dogs are a deterrent.

Drug sniffer dogs needed

Sniffer dogs are a deterrent.

A DOG specially trained to sniff out drugs is needed in the west of Ireland. At present if one is needed it has to be borrowed from Cork.

Deputy Anne Rabbitte has called for a dog that would be used as much as a deterrent as a tool in the clampdown on illegal drugs.

She has claimed it would be a shame to open a brand new state of the art multi-million euro regional Garda HQ later this year and not have its own dedicated detection dog.

Deputy Rabbitte, who is a member of the Galway County Joint Policing Committee (JPC), said drug use among youngsters was one of the biggest social problems in Galway.

“When I say Galway, I don’t mean just the city. Drugs among our youth is a huge problem all over rural Galway as well. I believe Galway should have its own sniffer dog as it would be a deterrent if brought out to events attended by teenagers.

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