Megan the canine crimefighter has smashed the record for Britain’s most successful drug dog – busting 100-plus smuggling attempts and netting cocaine worth over £30 million.
The eight-year-old Springer Spaniel has used her keen senses to sniff out the oddest hiding places, including 20kg of cocaine moulded into ceramic plates and a stash hidden in candles.
Her latest haul last Friday – three parcels of cocaine on a flight from Jamaica at Gatwick Airport – was her 102nd, making her the most successful drug dog in UK history.
Border Force Handler Steve Martin said: “I feel very lucky to work alongside such a gifted and talented partner.
“Megan is a great asset to law enforcement and typifies the Border Force aim to secure the UK against the ongoing threat of drug smuggling.”
Brown-and-white Megan is set to retire to her handler’s home in March, after seven years protecting Britain’s borders at airports and ports.
Gatwick Airport Border Force Dog Team Leader Alan Thorpe, said: “Megan and Steve’s career haul of over one hundred cocaine detections is an exceptional return for an exceptional team.
“This reflects their hard work and dedication over the past 7 years in protecting and securing the UK border.”