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Detector dogs

Detector dogs are an essential tool in our efforts to combat and deter smugglers and those seeking to avoid border controls.

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Detector dogs

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Detector dogs have been working at the border since 1978.

They are multi-skilled and have been trained to search for a variety of items such as drugs, products of animal origin, firearms, tobacco, cash and smuggled people.

We use detector dogs wherever people or goods enter or leave the UK. They are an essential tool in our efforts to combat and deter smugglers and those seeking to avoid border controls.

Published 21 May 2013