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Detection Dog Retires After Outstanding Performance


SUWON, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire)The Gyeonggi Nambu Police Agency announced that ‘Mari’, a human scent sniffer dog, has retired after years of active duty.

Detection dogs are specially trained to uncover perpetrators or evidence in a crime scene by following various scents.

A Belgian Malinois, the 10-year-old dog began active duty in Aug. 2013 at Hwaseong Seobu Police Station, serving for eight years and four months.


Last year, the dog successfully tracked a criminal accused of murder to a small hill in Anseong.

In July of this year, the dog found a senior citizen suffering from dementia who went missing in Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province, near the foot of a mountain.

Inspector Cho Heon-oh, the dog’s handler, adopted Mari following the dog’s retirement.


Image Credit: Gyeonggi Nambu Police Agency /

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