Italian Mafia syndicate orders £4,400 bounty on drugs sniffer dog Pocho

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 30, 2018, 5:28 pm IST
Updated Oct 30, 2018, 5:28 pm IST
The Jack Russell terrier has found 2 tonnes of illegal substances for the Naples police causing major losses for The Camorra.
The dog was named after the former Napoli footballer Ezequiel Lavezzi, nicknamed Pocho, meaning The Chubby One. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The dog was named after the former Napoli footballer Ezequiel Lavezzi, nicknamed Pocho, meaning The Chubby One. (Photo: Pixabay)

It seems that the Italian Mafia are not happy with this little pooch. The mafia have ordered a hit on one of their most tenacious foes – a drugs sniffer dog who has cost them millions.

According to MailOnline, the nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Pocho, has uncovered more than two tonnes of illegal substances for the Naples police.

 

The Camorra – one of the oldest and biggest criminal organisations in Italy – has now stuck a €5,000 (£4,440) bounty on Pocho’s head, The Times reported.

The dog was named after the former Napoli footballer Ezequiel Lavezzi, nicknamed Pocho, meaning The Chubby One.

Pocho originally belonged to a doctor living near the city’s San Paolo soccer stadium, but was donated to the police after the owner realised that his son was allergic to the dog’s fur.

His latest heroics include detecting almost 5st of cocaine during a raid. He also reportedly found cocaine disguised as milk powder in a baby’s bottle.

Reports say that the Camorra has left poisoned bait for him – and has even tried to protect its drug stashes by placing female dogs nearby to distract him.

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