K9 Dog Catches Drug Dealer Smuggling Cocaine And Heroin In Cat Litter

A Dutch man smuggling heroin and cocaine worth GBP 22,000 on the black market hidden inside a cat litter box has been arrested after he was sniffed out by a police dog.

The 46-year-old man was stopped for a regular check on the route 54 road near the town of Ochtrup, in the district of Steinfurt, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia earlier this week.

But he reportedly caught customs’ attention after a police dog that was deployed in the search became interested in the vehicle.

Spokesperson Verena John from the Main Customs Office Munster said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “During a joint check with the Steinfurt police on the B54 near Ochtrup, the traffic control unit of the main customs office in Muenster stopped the man’s car and searched it with a drug sniffer dog.

“The dog showed striking interest in the vehicle, so the customs officers carried out a closer inspection.

“In the trunk, they found the box of cat litter. Various packages with anaesthetics and fillers were hidden inside.”

Image shows the drugs hidden inside the cat litter, undated photo. The substances were found by officers from the Main Customs Office Muenster, in Germany, on Thursday, April 20, 2023. (Main Customs Office Muenster/Newsflash)

He was arrested after customs found a total of 466 grammes of heroin (16 oz), 5.8 grammes (0.2 oz) of cocaine and 221 grammes (7.7 oz) of cutting agents in his possession.

John added: “He is now in custody.

“The customs investigators in Essen, based in [the town of] Nordhorn, took over the further investigations.”

The seized drugs were reportedly worth more than EUR 25,000 (GBP 22,000) on the black market, reports claimed.


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Story By: Georgina JadikovskaSub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency:  Newsflash

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