Monday, 19 November, 2018

#BRUHNews: Colombian Drug Gang Puts $70K Bounty On German Shepherd

Sombra which means Shadow in English had been based in Turbo in the Urabá region of Colombia Sombra which means Shadow in English had been based in Turbo in the Urabá region of Colombia Credit CEN
Ebony Burgess | 31 July, 2018, 11:58

"The fact they want to hurt Sombra and offer such a high reward for her capture or death shows the impact she's had on their profits", a police spokesperson told The Telegraph.

The Urabeños mafia has put a bounty of 200 million pesos ($70,000) on her head, according to Colombian police, so the dog had to be moved to Bogota's El Dorado airport over fears for her safety.

Past year marked a major success for the country's police, which seized a staggering 12 tons of cocaine linked to Colombia's Gulf Clan, estimated to be worth around $360 million.

"Our German shepherd, Sombra, has participated in nearly 300 operations", Col. Tito Castellanos, the deputy director for the anti-narcotics police, told Colombian news agency RCN.

She is now the target of Colombia's most powerful and unsafe drug cartel.

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Sombra a drug-sniffing dog sniffs boxes searching for drugs at the cargo hold of El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia.

In a bid to protect their precious drug-busting weapon, Colombian officials have transferred Sombra from the port city of Turbo, known to police as Urabenos' stronghold, to the capital city of Bogota, where she now works at the worldwide airport. According to Rojas, Sombra has an incredible sense of smell, beyond that of other sniffer dogs. On account of its 245 arrests suspects for drugs. She also found another delivery of coke hidden inside a machine. Sombra can be seen at work in the video below.

Colombian police uncovered the threat against the talented canine during an intercepted phone call earlier this month. The work the German shepherd is doing is very risky.

According to a United States government report released in June, coca production- the base ingredient for the drug- rose 11 per cent in 2017, has reached an all-time high.

The six-year-old only recently found 5.3 tonnes of cocaine in the port of Turbo. This is despite USA counter-narcotics efforts, into which $10 billion has been invested.

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