Dog service of customs authorities
In 2016, cynologists prevented 93 cases of illegal movement, storage or use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
In the autumn of 2016, during the inspection of the carriage of the passenger train "Zaporozhye-Minsk", a service dog of an official of Gomel customs pointed out the availability of a narcotic drug in the clothes of a citizen of Ukraine. During the inspection, in a jacket of the citizen, a parcel covered with a transparent tape with narcotic substance marihuana weighing 50.92 grams was found.
In the summer of 2016, in the customs clearance point “Varshavskiy Most” during the customs control, the official of dog service of Brest customs found a package with narcotic substance with a total weight of 56 grams. The package belonged to the citizen of the Russian Federation, who was traveling from Poland as a passenger of a car and was located between two sets of underwear.
144 administrative offenses were investigated, resulting in the transported goods with the total amount of 854,228.88 Belarusian rubles were seized. According to the results of official activity for the year 2016, the dog service department of Brest customs was recognized as the best among the dog service units.
In 2016 on the basis of the dog handlers chair of the "State Institute of advanced training and retraining of customs officials of the Republic of Belarus ", 18 officials of dog service units of customs service dogs have been trained under the programs of professional retraining and advanced training.
The training and professionalism of the cynologists of customs authorities of Belarus in 2016 was demonstrated at the international level.
At the Russian Central Customs (Cynological Center of the FCS of Russia) in the September 2016, at the international VI all-round competition of dog handlers of the customs services of the CIS member states, our team as part of Lukmanova Victoria Rishatovna with the German Shepherd dog "Aria" and Kvartskhava Natalya Georgevna with brittany spaniel"Arta" took the second place.
The team of cynologists from Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Uzbekistan also took part in the competitions.
High level of training of cynologists and dogs of customs authorities of our country was shown by the senior inspector of the dog service department of Gomel customs Doronin Vladislav Aleksandrovich. Participating with the German Shepherd dog Uta at the international competitions of cynological teams to search for drugs, weapons, ammunition in Ukraine in May 2016 in the category of "search for narcotic drugs" took the first place in the individual competition.
ynologists paid attention to preventive work to counter the spread of narcotic drugs among young people, repeatedly taking part in demonstrations for pupils of educational establishments.