False information that “sensitive-nose” narcotic dogs participating in operations in Antalya were given drugs during training upsets trainers. Stating that information is not true, police officer Buse Güler said: “While the dogs are being trained, their toys are being trained with the ball. The bullet and the drugs are hidden in the same place. “When dogs reach for their toys, they also become sensitive to drugs,” he said.
The sensitive-nosed dogs of the ANTALYA Gendarmerie Canine Training Center are the greatest helpers of the police. Dogs selected from breeds with a developed sense of smell become indispensable for operations after long years of training. 7 of the pedigree dogs, especially the Belgian wolf and the German wolf, work within the anti-narcotics branch of the Antalya police department. All dogs, whose care, food and all their needs are taken care of by the general management, are also known by name.
TRUE KNOWLEDGE WRONG INFORMATION IS GREATER FOR EXPERTS
The dogs trained in the canine training center according to the area of interest are divided into branches like corpse, bomb, tracer or narcotic. Dogs that train regularly so that their sense of smell does not atrophy are sent to operations on a rotating basis. A well-known misinformation about the dog training process is upsetting their trainers. Buse Güler, the commissioner of the anti-narcotics branch of the Antalya Police Department, said the report that the narcotic dogs were given a small amount of drugs during training was not true, and said “Our dogs are definitely not on drugs. This cannot be the case. While the dogs are being trained, their toys are being trained with the ball. The bullet and the drugs are hidden in the same place. When dogs reach for their toys, they also become sensitive to drugs. Then we get the ball and the dogs constantly turn to drugs. In fact, they are looking for their toys. Güler said dogs are sensitive to all narcotic elements and drugs cannot escape their sensitive noses.
INTERESTING PLACES WHERE DRUGS ARE STORED
Explaining that the poison dealers have tried very different methods in operations, Commissioner Güler said that since Antalya is a tourist city, there is a need for closer monitoring, and therefore they frequently carry out operations at different addresses. Explaining that they sometimes find drugs in packages in the cargo, Güler said: “A vacationer from abroad came to Antalya. When the bags are unloaded from the plane, we first search with sensitive noses. In the meantime, we detected that the tourist’s bag was impregnated with drugs. We’ve caught narcotics inside an expedition water heater, in car LPG tanks, in roast meat, in fire extinguishers.
RECENTLY NOTABLE OPERATIONS
In one of the operations carried out recently by the teams of the Department of Narcotics Crimes, after the investigation with dogs on the suspicious movements of ED and MB, passengers of the plane from Van to Antalya, 3 kilos 966 grams of methamphetamine and 2 kilos of 96 grams of heroin were seized in 4 parcels. After the statements of ED and MB, who were arrested by the court to which they were transferred after their steps at the police station, BP, allegedly linked to the incident, was also arrested and sent to prison.
In another operation, the teams, who were suspicious of the movements of the TA in the car brought to the point of application by the traffic teams, seized 5 kilos of 565 grams of cannabis, which were hidden in the LPG tank of the trunk, as a result of research they did with dogs with sensitive noses. TA was arrested. Suspecting the movements of the Bolivian woman named LDRS, who came from Bolivia to Sao Poulo then to Antalya via Istanbul, the teams detected 4 kilos and 522 grams of cocaine, which soaked into the woman’s bag and the interior lining of her dress, in the search they conducted with a detector dog. He was expelled after taking action on LDRS. (ADH)