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Dog sniffs Laotian opium at O'Hare

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:46:14 CDT
By: AP

A drug-sniffing dog helped agents find more than 30 pounds of opium worth nearly $500,000 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The Customs and Border Protection dog named Shadow found the drugs. He's an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois. Federal officials say that Shadow alerted agents to four parcels from Laos. Two were headed to Wisconsin and two to Minnesota. Authorities say two of the packages contained cloth soaked in opium and two had bags of woodchips, twigs and leaves that were soaked in opium.

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