Sniffer dog Sasja has a good nose for tobacco and precursors – the raw products for synthetic drugs. The dog and its handler form an important link in the chain in the fight against smuggling in the Rotterdam seaport region.
“Sasja is a smart and enthusiastic Dutch shepherd. She’s able to detect all sorts of smoking materials and the constituents of amphetamines and designer drugs in trailers and containers. People sometimes ask me whether animals that sniff these substances can get addicted to them, but that’s not true. I can’t tell you much about the nature and amount of the catches that Sasja and I have been involved in. What I can say is that I’m proud of our fantastic partnership and the results we get.”