<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mumbai police’s Anti-Narcotic Cell (ANC) would soon be adding two sniffer dogs to their team for the task of detecting drugs, a demand the unit has made for years. The two Labradors, dark fawn and black in colour, have already been finalised by the police and are undergoing training.The ANC has been making this demand for the dogs since its formation in 1989, which will now be fulfilled.According to police sources, a tender for the two dogs was floated recently by police, and after it was sanctioned, two Labrador pups have been procured through the Additional Commissioner of Police(crime). Police have also finalised four handlers for the dogs who will train them as well as stay with them round the clock.Interviews for the four handlers were also conducted recently, and more than 24 candidates had shown interest and applied, of which four have been selected recently. Sources in the crime branch said, “The selection of handlers is complete and they will be sent for a month’s training soon. Later, they will train the pups again for six to eight months on basics, as well as on detecting drugs and other narcotic substances. The duration of training would depend on the progress of the pups, and would be extended, if necessary.””The dogs are undergoing training and the ANC would get them soon after,” said Datta Padsalgikar, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.The two Labradors are not more than 4-months-old, and will be in the possession of the Dog Squad. They will be brought to the site by the handlers during raids and when tracing the drugs at factories.Dogs on dutyThe two Labradors are not more than 4-months-old, and will be in the charge of the Dog Squad. They will be brought to the site by the handlers during raids and when tracing the drugs at factories.Four handlers were chosen from 24 candidates who applied for the job

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