“Drug dogs are vital to Border Patrol operations. They are trained to sniff out substances, so they do not make it over the border and into the U.S. These pups and their handlers keep the drugs off the streets, which keeps people safe and halts some of the money heading to dealers and their organizations.
“It’s incredible just how much a dog and his handler can seize in a week. In fact, a US Border Patrol handler and dog team were able to prevent 97 pounds of fentanyl from crossing over the border in Arizona.
“Three packages of fentanyl weighing 12 pounds were found by a drug-sniffing dog and seized at the Nogales Station. Even small seizures are important because the drug is so deadly. The 12 pounds is enough to kill 2.7 million people. The Chief Patrol Agent, John R. Modlin tweeted, ‘Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal!’”