Four police officers aboard the vehicle with the sniffer dog sustained injuries and were rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor for medical treatment.
A sniffer dog uses powerful sense of smell to track criminal suspects - Courtesy Photo
Aswa River Region
police has launched a manhunt for a sniffer dog that vanished when a vehicle belonging
to the Police Canine Department registration number UP 2536 overturned during an
The vehicle reportedly overturned around 4:00am this morning at Awer village
along Gulu–Nimule highway in Amuru district.
Four police officers aboard the
vehicle with the sniffer dog sustained injuries and were rushed to St. Mary’s
Hospital Lacor for medical treatment.
Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesman, says the officers have since
been discharged from the hospital.
He however, says the police
sniffer is nowhere to be seen, adding that they have matching orders to find
He appealed to
the public to help police to find the missing sniffer and take it to the
nearest police station. Sniffer dogs are highly drugs, which track suspects
using their scent.
The dogs are also used sometimes to maintain law and order
and search for narcotics.