Daily Outrage: Guyana claims its drug-sniffing canines are incompetent 

WHAT: Under fire from the U.S. about the large number of cocaine-filled suitcases from Guyana intercepted in America, police blamed their drug-sniffing dogs as being too old or poorly trained to detect narcotics in luggage — such as the 50 pounds of cocaine seized in one suitcase at JFK Airport in New York last month.

HOW COME: The handler of the South American nation’s three sniffer dogs said they would be more effective if police provided cocaine for them to smell during training. But the government has refused, apparently fearing the drugs would be stolen.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: Guyana’s police chief said his country is preparing to buy and train three replacement dogs.

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