|Barked: Sat Mar 25, '06 7:15pm PST |
|VICTORIAN schools are using sniffer dogs to stamp out playground drug deals.
Detector Dogs Australia has searched about 50 secondary schools in the past year and found drugs in almost half, News Ltd newspapers reported today.
Government, independent and Catholic schools in Melbourne, Bendigo and Gippsland had been searched.
Drugs including cocaine, speed and cannabis were found.
"Schools are using sniffer dogs as part of a range of surveillance activities to ensure that they are as drug free as possible," Victorian Principals Association president Andrew Blair said.
Detector Dogs director Neville Williams said a lot of drugs had been found in the searches, which averaged four secondary schools a month.