Customs campaigns for drug awareness
By Rhealyn C. Pojas
The Customs Drug Detector Dog Unit conducted a Drug Awareness Program which was participated by 86 sixth grade students of the Koror Elementary School (KES).
In a press statement furnished to the Island Times, Customs Drug Detector Dog Unit Officer-in-Charge Mayer Julius said that their team educated the students about the negative effects of using illegal drugs, especially methamphetamine. [restrict]
During the program, the team showed to the participants how they operate through the aid of their drug detector dogs, Zeus, a German Shepherd and Duke, a Labrador, in detecting and locating illegal drugs.
“This is our everyday job and we enjoy this line of work. Many of the students were excited to see the dogs in action and how the drug detector dog handlers worked as a team to find the drugs,” Julies said.
The team was able to discuss and share how they use the dogs in their searches.
“We are very proud of our drug dogs. They are well trained,” Julies added.
The team targets to visit as many schools as they can this year to educate more students on their drug awareness program. [/restrict]