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Bad Sniffer Dogs at Airport Keep Finding Only Cheese and Sausages

No heroin or cocaine, though.


Six sniffer dogs that were terrible at their jobs failed to find any cocaine or heroin after six months of work at Manchester Airport in England, authorities said in a report on Thursday

One of them, who maybe likes jokes, persistently turned up a lot of cheeses and sausages, though. 

The British government spent £1.25 million, or around $1.7 million, on the animals, which were supposed to be highly trained to sniff out banned substances. 

A few things that the dogs did turn up, after months of futilely nosing around carry-on bags and checked luggage: 46,000 cigarettes, $28,000 in cash, and around 400 pounds of illegal meat, according to the Guardian.

“A senior manager agreed that there was a lack of innovation in the use of the dogs and told us that a new management structure was being put into place to take a fresh look at their deployment,” the report said, according to the Guardian

Here’s some ”innovation”: Not all dogs are good. Some, especially the gluttonous, might even be bad. Consider this before you spend your next $1.7 million.