ONE OF the Gardaí's cutest recruits has sniffed out two batches of cocaine over the weekend.
Sniffer dog Rex, a black Labrador who works with An Garda Síochána in Cork, has taken almost €25,000 worth of suspected cocaine off the streets after uncovering two packages in two separate operations.
On Friday night, 30 October, Rex was working with Gardaí in Mallow, north Cork, when he sniffed out a suspicious package hidden in waste ground at the rear of a property in the town.
Upon inspection, it was found that the package contained approximately €16,000 worth of suspected cocaine, which was seized and sent to the laboratory for testing.
Rex found €16k of suspected cocaine in Mallow whilst on a search with Mallow Gardaí last night.
Rex discovered a package hidden in waste ground at the rear of the property. pic.twitter.com/Gk0fccwipQ
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) October 31, 2020
An Garda Síochána posted Rex's success story to Twitter, where he received lots of well-deserved praise-- but he wasn't finished yet.
Earlier today, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána posted an update where it was revealed that Rex had found yet another large package of suspected cocaine-- this time estimated to be worth around €8,400.
Rex sniffed out the second package in a back garden in Cork city centre last night, and the package was again seized and sent to a laboratory for testing.
Posting the update to Twitter, a Garda spokesperson wrote: "Rex strikes again!
"€8,400 of suspected cocaine found in a back garden in Cork city last night. Good boy Rex!"
Responding to the post, one person joked "Are we sure it wasn't Rex's stash int he first place? Seems to know a lot about where this stuff is to be found!"
"He's really got a nose for it," another added.