The SCC team took the third place in the championship of cynological structures of the customs services of the CIS member states
The team of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus took the third place in the overall standings in the VII All-round Competitions at the championship of cynological structures of the customs services of the CIS member states with service dogs.
The International competitions were held at the National Dog Training Center of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the city of Tashkent. Representatives of the cynological structures of the customs services of six countries competed in knowledge and skills of working with official dogs, as a result, the team from Uzbekistan became the winner, the FCS of the Russian Federation ranked second.
The Belarusian team was represented by Dmitry Baidalov (Gomel Customs) along with Welsh terrier Daisy and Vitaliy Izobello (Grodno Regional Customs) with Labrador Shera. The representatives gave worthy performance in search of narcotics, psychotropic substances and their precursors in cargo and passenger vehicles, premises and hand luggage. The Belarusians scored 791 points, losing only 7 points to the second place.
In addition to participation in the championship, customs officers from the CIS countries exchanged experience in the introduction of modern techniques for training service dogs to search for banned or restricted substances crossing the customs border.
Such events positively affects the performance of tasks assigned to the cynologists, increases the effectiveness of work in the fight against customs offenses.