Search dogs of the Transcarpathian customs office have made more than 12,200 inspections (PHOTOS)
- Since the beginning of 2015, 12,221 inspections involving dog training teams of the Transcarpathian customs office have been conducted, including 4,698 inspections of vehicles, trains and cars, containers, international air mail and courier packages, and 7,523 inspections of luggage, cargo, baggage and personal items, - Oleksandr Semal, the head of the Dog Training Department of the Transcarpathian customs office says.
The work of the unit is organized in such a way that encures around the clock work of dog training teams in customs checkpoints. In particular, 13 teams constantly carry out search activities at international checkpoints across the customs border of Ukraine.
- Since the beginning of the year, dogs have found illegal items in 4 cases, - Oleksandr Semal says. And adds - drugs and psychotropic substances were found.
Dogs are efficient in searching for tobacco products that citizens try to carry across the customs border of Ukraine concealed from customs control.
According to the head of the Dog Training Department, dog training teams of the Transcarpathian customs office last year successfully participated in contests and competitions. For example, in June this year, a dog training team represented the Transcarpathian customs office in the second stage of the competition among dog training teams of customs offices of Ukraine for search of drugs, which was held in the city of Khmelnytsky.