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Enthusiastic Dog Sniffs Out 23 Pounds of Opium

Some jobs are more addictive than others. Rambo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection drug-sniffing dog, is very big on what he does for a...

Maria Goodavage  |  Jun 23rd 2010


Rambo and his partner

Some jobs are more addictive than others.

Rambo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection drug-sniffing dog, is very big on what he does for a living. Just last week he sniffed out a bunch of opium at his job at the Chicago OHare Foreign Mail Facility. But unlike what happened to Toto and company when they walked through a poppy/opium field, Rambo did not fall asleep on the job. In fact, using his expert nose, he discovered more than 23 pounds of the stuff in six separate shipments, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:

The opium wasn’t exactly labeled and stamped with its contents and farm of origin. In fact, it was ridiculously well disguised — but not enough for Rambo’s nose.

While screening arriving international mail, Rambo alerted to six separate shipments of opium ranging from soaked wooden twigs to raw opium in mushrooms.

Opium saturated tablecloths and hats were also discovered and seized. The most creative concealment method was raw opium hidden inside decorative ornaments, the release said. All of the parcels were destined to the Minneapolis, Minn., area and are under investigation.

Way to go, Rambo!