Thousands of people headed to the races at Doomben on Wednesday’s public holiday. Picture: Adam Armstrong.
Thousands of people headed to the races at Doomben on Wednesday’s public holiday. Picture: Adam Armstrong.

Police dogs sniff out drug-fuelled patrons at Ekka Races

IT WASN'T the horses that stole the show at yesterday's Ekka Races; instead all eyes were on the police dogs that sniffed out more than 30 drug-fuelled punters.

Eight people were detected by the dogs and searched in front of onlookers during one 30-minute period before midday.

 

A sniffer dog in action at Doomben on Wednesday. Picture: Adam Armstrong
A sniffer dog in action at Doomben on Wednesday. Picture: Adam Armstrong


The operation was part of an ongoing arrangement between the Queensland Police Service drug squad and Brisbane Racing Club, BRC chairman Neville Bell said.

Drug detection dogs and officers monitored checkpoints outside Brisbane's Doomben racecourse, as more than 15,000 people poured through the gates.

More on this at The Courier-Mail

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