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Meet the four-legged friends protecting our borders

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In December 2007 the Australian Federal Police expanded its canine unit and opened a new training facility for its furry colleagues.

This month they’re celebrating a successful decade of fighting crime.

These special canines, brought into the AFP training program at 12 months old, are taught to smell pretty much anything. Including money from all parts of the world.

“We have dogs that can detect drugs. Other types of things that our dogs work on are fire arms, explosives and money,” Coordinator of the National Canine Operations Centre, Superintendent Cath Grassick tells Deborah Knight.

The canines and their trainers are celebrating their “amazing ten years” with old handlers and trainers.

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Deborah Knight
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