Central Customs Administration

Training camps for specialists-cynologists of customs of the Central Technical University

were held in Voronezh

Published: March 27, 2024 14:00

Customs canine specialists from the Central Customs Administration trained their service dogs for five days, honing their skills in searching for narcotic drugs and practicing the commands of the general training course. A total of five canine teams from the Voronezh, Kursk and Belgorod customs houses took part in the training course.

The conditions, as close as possible to real life, were created for passing the standards. The service dogs practiced the search for banned substances in various locations: the search for imitators of necrotic substances in luggage was held on the basis of Voronezh Customs, in cars – on the basis of the Department of Civil Defense and Emergency Situations of the Voronezh city administration, in cargo transport and premises – on the territory of the Gorky sanatorium. Gorky sanatorium.

“In 2023, officials of the canine departments of the customs of the Central Customs Administration seized more than 3.3 kilograms of narcotic drugs from illegal circulation, found 30 kilograms of preparations containing potent and psychotropic substances, 994 g.  precursors, 2266 blocks of cigarettes and 115 thousand rubles of undeclared money. I would like to note Voronezh Customs for organizing the event at the highest level. Thanks to such training camps, the effectiveness of the work of cynologists increases,” – said the head of the canine training department of the Central Operative Customs Sergei Rudenko

The event was held as part of the action plan to summarize the results of 2023 and plans for the next year. The purpose of the training camp was to improve the level of training of service dogs, as well as theoretical knowledge and practical skills of specialists-cynologists

At the end of the training camp was held summarizing the results, according to the results of which the cynologist of Voronezh Customs Valentin Shchigolev with his service Labrador Bella showed the best results in the search for imitators of narcotic substances in luggage and cars. Galina Zhirnova with her spaniel Rada and Alexander Pshenichny with his Belgian shepherd dog Kesha were the best in searching premises and passenger buses. Marina Gatilova and her German shepherd dog Zadira and Alexei Prilutsky and his Labrador retriever Lia were unrivaled in the general training course

Anastasia Pavlova,

Press-secretary of the Voronezh Customs


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