Colombia drug gang reportedly puts $70G hit on dog's head

Colombia drug gang reportedly puts $70G hit on dog's head

Colombia drug gang reportedly puts $70G hit on dog's head

To protect the prized pup, the Colombian National Police moved Sombra from doing coastal patrols to the inland city of Bogota, where she now works in the capital's global airport.

The criminal group, the most powerful in Colombia, has decided that the dog represented a threat to its business.

But as the dog sniffs her way toward record cocaine interdictions, she has also become the latest target of Colombia's most powerful drug gang.

Sombra's handler, Jose Rojas, 25, said they are responsible for the dog's safety [VIDEO]. A significant part of the drug industry controls the local criminal gang "Urabenos", which is also known as the "clan Usuga" or "the Golf clan". As a result she has been moved to work in an airport in a new area outside of the gang's influence, and will be accompanied by extra officers according to The Daily Telegraph.

Since then Sombra is in danger after Colombia's biggest drug cartel offered a $70,000 bounty on her head.

While Colombia continues to try to shake off its reputation as the cocaine capital of the world, it seems Sombra's work is dearly needed, with the South American country producing more of the drug than ever before.




In response to the threats against Sombra's life, General Jorge Nieto, Director of the National Police, ordered Sombra to be reassigned to indoor duty.

According to police officials, Sombra's work has led to the seizure of nine tons of cocaine and the arrest of 245 suspects.

President-elect Ivan Duque is promising a tougher approach to speed up eradication with strategies that could include aerial spraying and the use of drones.

Sombra's efforts for law enforcement have twice earned her the Wilson Quintero medal, an honour awarded for critical contributions to the fight against drug trafficking.

This is not the first time a bounty is offered to get rid of anyone obstructing the drugs gang activities.

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