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10 labradors set to join prison service

Jupinderjit Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 18 In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, 10 labradors, aged 10 months and trained by a former US army dog trainer, are set to join the Punjab Prison Service to sniff out drugs inside jails. The Prisons Department will pay a whopping Rs 2.3 lakh for each of the canines, hoping that they would be able to achieve what manual checking has not — stopping the flow of drugs into jails. Prison inmates employ various methods to smuggle in drugs — body cavity being the most popular. Also, visitors carry drugs inside jails concealed in vegetables or in tins of ghee, flour and rice. Trained at the Punjab Home Guards Canine Breeding and Training Institute at Sundran village near Dera Bassi, the dogs would be inducted as jail...