Wake Up and Smell the Passport! Special Sniffers to Aid Finnish Border Guard

June 16, 2017 2:14 pm
Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

Photo: pixabayMan's Best Friend: Finnish Cancer-Sniffing Dogs to Diagnose Dreadful DiseaseThe duo of Alsatians Ceijo and Rudy, both currently guarding Finland's longest border with Russia, will become the first ones to be taught how to recognize the smell of passports, the Finnish newspaper Aamulehti reported.

As a rule, all service dogs receive a specialization in addition to basic training. Most often it implies means of facilitating arrest or drug search. As part of a new pilot project by the Finnish Border Guard, unique passport-sniffing skills have been added to this set.

According to Rudy's mentor Jari Salonen, dogs are able to distinguish the faintest of scents under various conditions. During the training process, four-legged border guards are drilled to pick out the scent in question despite all interference that can possibly knock them off the trail.

"A normal working day lasts eight hours. During this time, the dog checks a stretch of six to eight kilometers of the border. In case of trespassing, the dog traces the person and points to objects that may have possibly fallen on the ground," Jari Salonen explained.

Photo: Derbyshire Police Meet Billie: Britain's Sperm Sniffing, Rapist Catching Canine CopIn addition to their basic skills, "passport-sniffers" will thus learn to detect the smell of IDs, as paper, ink and identification marks all have their own unique scent. The catch for the four-legged guards is not be thrown off by the fact that a document usually passes through many hands during various checks.

According to border security expert Lieutenant Colonel Jussi Napola, dogs will be able to detect smuggled documents quickly and efficiently.

"Both authentic and counterfeit documents are being shipped across borders for various purposes, such as illegal entry or other misuses," Jussi Napola told the Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat.

Oi ihana Ceijo, passikoira. Mukana taistelussa "passitonta" maahantuloa vastaan. https://t.co/a3DQSTfD6z

— Riikka Purra (@ir_rkp) 8 июня 2017 г.

​However, the career prospects of Ceijo and his fellow document sniffers so far remain uncertain. The pilot project ends at the end of the year, whereupon the experience will be evaluated by the Border Guard, which will also decide whether it will be continued. If deemed successful, passport-sniffers will report for duty at Helsinki-Vantaa airport, as well as various border crossings and ports. Should the experiment be abandoned, the dogs will return to their old duties.

CC0 / / Broken Hömelö: Finnish Police Shoot Sociable Moose Calf DeadMeanwhile, Finland is no slouch when it comes to training highly specialized sniffers. In 2014, retriever Massi, Finland's first "money" dog, discovered smuggled cash to the tune of 13,000 euros after only a week in service.

In addition to guarding the border and helping the police, Finnish dogs are known for aiding in civilian life as well. Specially-trained four-legged sniffers are trained to detect malignant tumors in patients and mold in Finnish homes.

Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.


Putin Serving Coffee to Stone, Secret Docs and Oth... Here are the most epic moments of Stone's interviews with the Russian leader. Putin Pranks Stone© S...
Where Will You Be? Two Months Until Total Solar Ec... © NASA. Cosmic Dance: NASA Craft Captures Solar EclipseMuch of the continental US will be treated to a fu...
Enter the Master: ‘Bruce Lee’s Only Re... The video was posted on the Beerdy: Bruce Lee Central YouTube channel on June 11 and has already been viewed over 7 million times."This is th...
Netizens Take On China’s Craziest College Ad... Sichuan University asked prospective students, "If you could travel back in time to any Chinese dynasty to show off your talents, where would you...
Have Faith: Scientists Reveal Likelihood of Intell... © AP Photo/ NASA/JPL-CaltechHelp Us Find Aliens! Crowdfunded Exoplanet Telescope Offers Fabulous PrizesIn...
Where the Wild Things Were: Ancient Australia Was ... The Pleistocene era was a time of major upheaval in Australia, with fluctuating climates, the arrival of humans, and the extinction of many colorful c...
Meowvolution: Britain’s Cats Take on #Dogsat... .@innocent we think you'll enjoy this! A brand new emoji #dogsatpollingstations & 'Paw-ing Stations' coming to a Polling Station n...
Soldier Finds Missing Dog But New Family Refuses T... When Army Private Katelyn Gallagher came home for the holidays, she was devastated to learn the man who she trusted to watch her beloved dog had sold ...