Sniffer dog squad expands

THE number of South Australian Operation Security Unit dogs trained to sniff out contraband in the state’s prisons is set to increase, with the upcoming acquisition of two new members to the squad.

Since 2014, the State Government has funded an expansion of sniffer and general purpose dogs, almost tripling the squad from five to a forecast 14 dogs by the end of this year.

Corrections Minister Chris Picton announced the upcoming acquisition of two new dogs to be specially trained in detecting the illegal smuggling of Suboxone – a prescription opiate substitute.

The government also recently acquired Molly, an additional general purpose

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