Border Patrol K-9 to Retire After 10 Years on the Job

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By on November 30, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Border Patrol K-9 member Pecky in front of a pickup filled with drugs she helped to confiscate

The Border Patrol is honoring “Pecky” as she retires today from her ten years career at the agency.

She is an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois began her duty with the Border Patrol El Centro Sector in September of 2009.

During her ten year career, she helped with the seizure of 1,823 pounds of marijuana, 578 pounds of cocaine, 1,403 pounds of methamphetamine, and 1,018 pounds of heroin. These collective seizures have an approximate street value of 27 million dollars.

“These service dogs are invaluable to the agency,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Ryan J. Scudder. “I can’t express enough how proud we are of our K-9 department.”

Border Patrol agents from the El Centro sector K-9 department bid her a farewell and a retirement full of sandy beaches.

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