Dog Day Anniversary: K9 Division Celebrates 40 Years of Service
The K9 Division of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is celebrating their 40th anniversary of being on the forefront of protecting our borders. The program started back in 1970 with military working dogs. Many may not know this, but the first K9 teams began right here in Laredo--first in Roma and then Falcon Damn. Their first productive seizure was five pounds of Marijuana inside a vehicle. Since then, K9 teams across the country continue to demonstrate how effective they can be, especially at port of entries. "We are always in the forefront of trying to update methods of training; to make sure the dogs stay professional in their training capabilities," says Edgar Frausto, a CBP K-9 Officer. Tonight on Pro 8 News at Ten, we will introduce you to the Laredo CBP K-9 teams and what they've been able to detect in the last week.