End of the road at border control – FOCBS employees seize drugs every day.
Marijuana, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and designer drugs – a total of 962kg of these drugs were seized by FOCBS employees in 2021, slightly more than in the previous year.
A good nose is ideal for finding illegal narcotics. Service dog Sec has a very special one. His nose, which has been trained to be highly sensitive to narcotics, helped seize large quantities of drugs on two occasions in 2021.
In April 2021, a team of specialists, together with Sec, seized a total of 6.3kg of heroin during a vehicle check at the border crossing in Oberriet (SG). The prohibited goods were divided into 12 packages and transported in a hidden compartment built under the central console.
Just a short time later, in May 2021, his nose was on top form again. During a vehicle check, a team of specialists working with Sec came across a hidden compartment in the rear of the vehicle. Inside were three packages containing a total of 3.3kg of cocaine, which were removed from circulation.