CBSA announces the retirement of detector dogs Jagger and Chloe

News Release

News Release

For Immediate Release 

CBSA announces the retirement of detector dogs Jagger and Chloe 

May 2, 2017               Mississauga, Ontario              Canada Border Services Agency 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in the Greater Toronto Area Region is announcing, with mixed feelings, the retirement of two canine members of the Detector Dog Service (DDS), Jagger and Chloe. 

The DDS plays an important role in the detection of prohibited or regulated goods entering the country and in assisting the CBSA to fulfill its border protection mandate. The dogs, based out of Toronto Pearson International Airport, have assisted in thousands of enforcement actions during their 10-year careers. 

Detector dog Jagger, a black Labrador Retriever, is trained to detect currency. In the last decade, he has assisted in over 18,000 currency seizures, resulting in $2.4 million detected on behalf of the Government of Canada. Jagger’s enforcement action also includes assisting in the execution of 145 search warrants, and 27 seizures for suspected proceeds of crime. 

Detector dog Chloe, a Beagle, can sniff out food, plant, and animal (FPA) products that are restricted or prohibited from coming into Canada. Chloe’s nose on these goods has led to more than 50,000 referrals for further inspection, resulting in the seizure of over 100,000 lbs of prohibited FPA goods. 

The CBSA wishes Jagger and Chloe all the best in their retirement, and thanks them for their 10 years of service.


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Detector dog Jagger and his handler, Officer Falzon

Quotes

“The CBSA has one of Canada’s finest detector dog programs and is recognized internationally for the service’s excellence in canine detection training. We are proud of the work of our officers in the Detector Dog Service, and wish their canine partners a happy retirement.”

-Norm Sheridan, Acting CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region

Quick Facts

  • Detector dog teams are strategically located at points of entry across the county, serving both traveller and commercial operations.

  • Teams work as a pair to ensure that contraband items are not smuggled into Canada by searching people, packages, mail, luggage, vehicles and containers at border points of entry.

  • If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.

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Contacts

CBSA Media Relations

Greater Toronto Area

905-803-2800


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