Ollie sniffs out €300k Shannon airport drugs haul

first_imgPrint Twitter Linkedin #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Facebook NewsOllie sniffs out €300k Shannon airport drugs haulBy Guest Writer – July 4, 2013 649 Advertisement Email No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleGame over Ball Burst – Self Control v Nanny StateNext articleFormer prostitute tackles the myths of the vice trade Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie OllieOLLIE the sniffer dog has a good nose for trouble and he’s now being hailed as a hero by customs staff at Shannon Airport after the detected more than €300,000 worth of herbal cannabis.The two and a half-year old springer spaniel uncovered the drugs in a consignment of freight as part of a routine operation on Tuesday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Customs official Pat Nagle explained: “His handler ran Ollie down the line. If he detects anything, he will sit and stare which is exactly what he did. It is a significant haul for air freight.“The drugs were destined for a Munster address. Gardaí have been notified and forensics tests are being carried out.”Ollie has been working at the airport since September 2012. He spent one year in specialist training in the UK.As a reward for his efforts, Ollie enjoyed some playtime with his favourite ball.He is one of three dogs who work in drug detection on the South West. Harvey, Max and Ollie have been described as ‘experts in their field.’Springer spaniels are commonly used as sniffer dogs and can be trained to detect drugs explosives, mobile phones, and other contraband as well as people who may be transported illegally by human traffickers. They are also used as search and rescue dogs. WhatsApp TAGScustomsdogdrugsfeaturedMusic LimerickOLLIEShannon airport Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img

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