Medal of honour for top French police dog

2016-03-29 20:43
Choc during the ceremony where he was given the Honour medal of the French National Police.  (AFP)

Choc during the ceremony where he was given the Honour medal of the French National Police. (AFP)

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Marseille- An eight-year-old French police dog was on Tuesday awarded a medal of honour for his exceptional sniffing skills, which netted authorities €7.5m in drugs.

"There are good police officers in Marseille, but it seems this one is the best," said Pierre-Marie Bourniquel, the police chief for the area, as he decorated the dog.

The Belgian Shepherd, named Choc, sat quietly, tongue out and tail wagging, as the French national anthem was played and the medal for "bravery and devotion" placed around his neck.

The intrepid canine helped police uncover about 850kg of cannabis, 22kg of cocaine, €1.5m in cash as well as about 50 weapons during thousands of missions.

Choc was supposed to retire this year, but with his impressive record and still-sharp senses, will be staying on another year.

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