July 11, 2018

Meet the detection dogs helping Chester council’s trading standards officers

From: The Chester Chronicle

Last week dogs Willow and Ted assisted in sniffing out hidden stashes of tobacco

Willow indicates a find.

Left, Willow indicates there’s something hidden behind the cupboard which opens up, right, to reveal illicit tobacco products.

Seizures included cigarettes and tobacco that were not in standardised packaging and failed to contain health warnings in English. These products cannot be legally sold in the UK.

Councillor Karen Shore, cabinet member for environment and community, praised the use of the dogs who are provided by Wagtail UK Ltd.

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