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K9 Eto farewelled by comrades

K9 Eto farewelled by comrades

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 10/06/2019

The members of the Fiji Police Force, Fiji Revenue and Customs Service, New Zealand Police, Australian Police gathered at the Fiji Detector Dog Unit Complex in Nasese last week to farewell Police Dog K9 Eto who died following a short illness.

K9 Eto had assisted with the detection of narcotics valued at millions of dollars and large sums of undeclared currencies.

K9 Eto was brought over from the New Zealand Police Dog Academy in 2015 and was based at the Fiji Detector Dog Unit, a joint K9 operational team consisting of handlers from the Fiji Police Force and Fiji Revenue and Customs Service operating out of Nadi and Nasese.

The FDDU Program is a partnership with the Fiji Police, FRCS, New Zealand Police and New Zealand Customs Service, and sharing the loss was David Huff the NZ Chief Customs Officer Pacific Detector Dog Programme who said K9 officers have a huge impact on operations worldwide.

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