10 Nov '11, 12am

French police dog credited with sniffing out 1,700 drug suspects decorated with a medal for bravery

French police dog credited with sniffing out 1,700 drug suspects decorated with a medal for bravery

A dog handler holds police dog Aldo on Nov 9, 2011 at the Bordeaux city hall. -- PHOTO: AFP BORDEAUX (AFP) - A French police dog credited with sniffing out 1,700 drugs suspects was on Wednesday decorated with a medal for bravery and dedication at a ceremony in the south-western city of Bordeaux. Aldo, a Belgian Malinois sheepdog, has been behind 1,700 arrests since he started working for the Bordeaux police department in 2006 - almost one a day - and 475 arrests this year alone. 'Aldo is a police dog with an absolutely remarkable career,' said regional police chief Patrick Stefanini. Regional public security official Pierre-Marie Bourniquel said that less than a dozen police dogs had been decorated in France.

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