Mexican Police Dog ‘Smiles’ after Seizing Drug Load

Coahuila Dog 1
Fuerza Coahuila
Matamoros, MX

A Mexican police dog from the border state of Coahuila earned attention on social media after it appears to smile in a photograph following the arrest of a street-level drug pusher.

The photograph came as part of a news release provided to Breitbart Texas by the Coahuila government. Agent Channel, a yellow lab drug-sniffing dog assigned to the special police unit Fuerza Coahuila, stands next to his seized loot and suspect in a photograph.

The photograph was taken after Channel led Fuerza Coahuila officers to the seizure of two bricks of marijuana and 50 baggies that were being used as part of a street-level drug distribution operation in the town of Matamoros, Coahuila. The bust occurred while officers were carrying out routine patrols. The police dog led the officers to 36-year-old “Raul”.

The “smiling” dog appears to present a gentler image of Fuerza Coahuila. The specialized police unit is an evolution of Los GATES, a group that was created to take on Mexican drug cartels such as Los Zetas, a criminal organization that earned a reputation for its ruthlessness.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon.  You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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