The drug-sniffing dog is responsible for finding more than 2000kg of cocaine during her time with the National Police of Colombia, prompting the Urabenos, or Gulf Clan, to offer the bounty.
Sombra the six-year-old German Shepherd has been sniffing out drugs as part of Colombia's anti-narcotics police since she was a puppy - but now, one of the country's most powerful gangs has put a price on her head.
According to police officials, Sombra's work has led to the seizure of nine tons of cocaine and the arrest of 245 suspects.
Some of Sombra's recent busts include uncovering over five tons of Gulf Clan cocaine destined for Europe and concealed in crates of bananas.Читайте также: United States park Yosemite partially closed as deadly fire rages
In 2012, the gang reportedly offered $500 to those who killed a police officer, and offered more if the cop worked for the country's counternarcotics force. Investigators uncovered the threat against Sombra through an intercepted phone call.
To protect her life, Sombra has been moved to the airport after working in the Urabeños gang's heartland and sniffing out almost 10 tons of drugs.
On a typical day, Sombra is up by 6 a.m. and shuttled from a kennel to work at El Dorado airport inspecting packages and cargo. A few months ago, the tenacious hound also detected 77 kilos of cocaine placed deep inside an industrial machine.
He also confirmed a criminal organisation placed a price on the dog's life of 200 million Colombian pesos, equating to AU$93,380.
Rojas said the star-like attention hasn't gotten to Sombra's head.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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