Thursday, June 11, 2009

Why sniffer dogs are so inaccurate

Barry Cooper, a very senior US drug dog operator and trainer, started developing a conscience as he approached his 800th drug bust. He eventually realised he was locking up the wrong people for the wrong reasons and has produced a video available online titled never get busted.

It also seems US dog handlers often instruct their animals to make false alerts so they can search people in contravention of their Constitutional rights.

Cooper now works for the other side and has been targeted by an unsuccessful DEA dirty-tricks campaign attempting to damage his credibility. In this article he explains the ins and outs of drug dog operations including how best to transport drugs without being sniffed.

Picture: Barry Cooper and dog in his former life with some of the loot that drives the drug industry, courtesy of prohibition

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