Drug cartel wants K9 dead

German shepherd’s life in jeopardy because drug gang wants her dead

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Dogs are known for their exceptional sense of smell – they can sniff out everything from bed bugs and cancer, to bad guys and drugs. One police dog’s acute sense of smell, and her ability to sniff out illegal drugs, has put her life in jeopardy. According to BBC News, a drug gang has put a large bounty on Sombra’s head and efforts are being made to keep the valuable German shepherd safe.

Sombra’s story

The drug-sniffing K9 discovered a huge cache of cocaine (10 tons!) and now the Urabeños drug gang wants her dead – intelligence sources in Colombia report that the gang wants the German shepherd dead and $70,000 has been offered for whoever gets the dirty deed done.

Keeping the K9 safe

The six-year-old dog had been working at an Atlantic port, but the authorities moved her to an airport at the Colombian capital of Bogotá after learning about the danger she is in. Officials believe that they will be better equipped to protect Sombra at the new location.

BBC News reports that Sombra’s exceptional drug sniffing capabilities have resulted in 245 arrests – hopefully the authorities will be able to keep her safe from those who want her dead.

(Image screenshot via BBC News/Colombian Police)

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8 replies
  1. Red says:

    Please keep this precious animal safe from the VILE, CORRUPT, EVIL monsters who are wanting her dead. How about moving her out of the country?

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  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Relocate Sombra to a far away environment – she deserves to be safe – and out of danger – these scumbag drug dealers are the ones who should be hunted down and eliminated ASAP.

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  3. maxiemom says:

    Move her out of the country to the other end of the trade! That way she’d be safe and out of their clutches.

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  4. Adrienne says:

    They need to semi retiree her far away where no one can find her and no longer use her for drugs right now. Go after the scum who want her dead and do that to them.

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  5. Ilona Brost says:

    Bogota? They think that Sombra will be better protected in Bogota, Colombia? For my raw eye it seems to be most unsafe. Bogota is the heart of drug cartels. I really hope my knowledge is little and they really DO try to keep her safe. I keep Sombra in my prayers.

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