Colombia drug gang reportedly puts $70G hit on dog's head

Colombia drug gang reportedly puts $70G hit on dog's head

A drug gang seen as Colombia's most powerful criminal entity has placed a price on the head of one of its biggest enemies.

According to the National Post, Sombra's search skills have led to the seizure of more than ten tons of cocaine and the arrest of 245 people-so far.

"Our German shepherd, Sombra, has participated in nearly 300 operations", Col. Tito Castellanos, the deputy director for the anti-narcotics police, told Colombian news agency RCN.

Despite the bounty on her head, Sombra has her fans.

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The drug lord in question is head of Clan del Golfo (the Gulf Clan) - a drug cartel which has its own guerrilla army - and he has had enough of the animal [VIDEO]'s incredible skills. The crime figure is known as one of the country's most wanted men.

Otoniel, outraged by the enormous losses caused by Somra's sensitive nose, offered 200 million pesos, about $70,000 United States, to anyone who eliminated the highly effective anti-drug campaigner, El Spectador reported.

The Urabeños offered a bounty of up to 200 million Colombian pesos - almost $70,000 - for the canine's life, Colombia's national police said last week. Police have moved Sombra to ensure her safety.

Colombian pure cocaine production also increased by 19 per cent from 772 tonnes in 2016 to 921 tonnes in 2017.

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Sombra is the proud victor of two K-9 Medals of Courage, and is in line for a third.

Sombra now finds shipments of contraband at Bogotá airport. And she is so good at her job that drug dealers want her dead. Because she has been so successful, she is the topic of tweets and has even been featured on television.

That dog, as you may have guessed, is Sombra. "She understands orders from a leader, and she's more playful than the others". "Not only to look for caches of illicit drugs but also, after her work is done, to de-stress, so to speak".

The threat to Sombra's life was discovered via an intercepted phone call.

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