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Colombia drug gang puts $70,000 bounty on sniffer dog

Colombia drug gang puts $70,000 bounty on sniffer dog

Colombia's biggest drugs gang, the Urabeños, put a price on Sombra's head after she sniffed out 10 tonnes of their cocaine earlier this year.

Targeting Sombra, which means Shadow in English, are the Urabeños, believed by many to be that country's most powerful criminal organisation.

The Urabeños gang in Colombia has put out a 200 million peso (about $70,000) contract for someone if they kill a drug-sniffing dog.

Police say she is accompanied by her usual handler as well as extra officers to improve her safety during her deployments.

The drug lord in question is head of Clan del Golfo (the Gulf Clan) - a drug cartel which has its own guerrilla army - and he has had enough of the animal [VIDEO]'s incredible skills.

"Sombra" poses for a picture with youngsters at El Dorado International airport in Bogota.

Sombra the drug dog travels with bodyguards since a hit was put out on her
Sombra the drug dog travels with bodyguards after a “hit” is placed on her

Sombra was originally posted to various ports on Colombia's Atlantic coast, where smugglers sent speedboats loaded with drugs north to the United States or across the ocean to Europe.

The threat to Sombra's life was discovered via an intercepted phone call.

According to police officials, Sombra's work has led to the seizure of nine tons of cocaine and the arrest of 245 suspects.

"In the last three years she's become the torment of 'Otoniel, '" a recent tweet stated. A recent White House report found the amount of land where peasants and drug traffickers harvest the plant used to make cocaine rose 11 percent in 2017, despite $10 billion in US counter-narcotics work. According to a report by the White House, the sheer amount of land being used to harvest the coca plant has made the production of cocaine increase by 11 percent during 2017.

"Sombra is a really friendly, calm dog", Oscar Favian Solarte, head of the anti-narcotics division, told El Tiempo.

A drug-sniffing dog is reportedly now the target of a Colombian drug gang after the pup recently found roughly 22,000 pounds of the gang's cocaine supply.

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