Their success rate is dismal, they’re expensive as hell, but the police and governments just keep backing them.
"I was just hoping our car didn’t get searched... I was just going to down my stash if they did."
We’re filling our jails, hospitals, and rehab waiting lists. Fast.
Sniff Off allows users to post alerts when they see police dog operations around Sydney. The page's administrators contacted us when officers were caught denying their whereabouts.
The Sniff Off group is managed by activists who say that the use of the dogs results in too many false positives and violates citizens' rights.
While NSW police figures show exceedingly low drug conviction rates, some say they target minorities and may even lead to higher instances of overdose.
Wine casks and lava lamps are two of the more surprising ways people tried to bring drugs into Australia with last year.