In this photo taken Wednesday March 2, 2016 at Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam Port, Handler from Tanzania Police Force leads the trained canine from the U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBE), as the Canine sniffs illegal items from one of these boxes during the handing over ceremony of four canines trained at CBE’s world class facility in El Paso Texas in the U.S. The U.S Government through it’s Embassy in Dar es Salaam has equipped police working at Julius Nyerere International Airport and the Port of Dar es Salaam with capability to detect a variety of illegally trafficked items, including wildlife products and drugs. U.S Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Virginia Blaser has Said. (PHOTOS; K-VIS MEDIA/Khalfan Said).
The bravery canine snatch a suspected illegal item
Canines line-up with their handlers, during the parade
U.S deputy chief of mission in Tanzania, Virginia Blaser, makes her remarks during the event .
BY K-VIS MEDIA/Khalfan Said
THE U.S Government through it’s Embassy in Dar es Salaam has equipped police working at Julius Nyerere International Airport and the Port of Dar es Salaam with capability to detect a variety of illegally trafficked items, including wildlife products and drugs.
Presenting four canines at a ceremony held at Dar es Salaam Port, Wednesday March 2, 2016. U.S Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Virginia Blaser, said, Wildlife and narcotics trafficking are serious crimes with devastating consequences for Tanzania’s natural resource, economy, and security, these are the rezones led to the U.S Government to support Tanzania Government to curb the vice.
Four Police Officers, from Tanzania Police’s Dog and Horse Unit, who were specially selected for the canine detection program Tanzania, by the Office of the Inspector General of Police were trained together with their canines and certified in 2015 at CBE’s world class facility in El Paso, Texas in the U.S, said Blasser.
In February 2016, CBE trainers arrived in the country to conduct on-the-job training at the Airport and Port.
The Canine Detection Program is a model of what can be achieved when partners work together, stopping the poaching crisis and illicit narcotics trafficking requires everyone to contribute, she said.
In his part. The Minister for Tourism and Natural Resources, Professor Jumanne Maghembe, who received the canines on behalf of the government, thanks the U.S Government for their endeavor support.
He warned that, the country is facing serious threats on poaching and other crimes, “This support came timely and we promised to use this expertise to confront the hardcore criminals.
Professor Jumanne Maghembe
Eng. Hamad Yusuf Masaunui, deputy Minister for Home Affais
Representative of TPA's acting Director General, the act. deputy director general, Johnson Noni, speaks during the event.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, (DIGP), Kaniki, (L), exchanges ideas with the Senior Public Relations Officer with Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA), Godfrey Luitego
From left, Head of Police Dog and Horse Unit, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Egyn Emmanuel, Police Spokeswoman, Senior Supretendant of Police, (SSP), Advera Bulimba and TPA official, attend the event
High table from left to right, deputy minister fro home affairs, Eng. Hamad Masauni, minister for tourism and natural resources, Professor Jumanne Maghembe, U.S embassy deputy chief of mission, Virginia Blaser, deputy inspector general of police, Abdulrahman Kaniki, and MichaleS. Lata, from the U.S department of homeland security and border control attached in the U.S embassy in Nairobi, Kenya
Ms.Virginia and DIGP, Kaniki
Eng. Masauni, and Prof. Maghembe share a ligh moment
Eng. Masauni and Virginia shakes hands
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Abdulrahman Kaniki, briefs themedia
Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Eng. Masauni, briefs the media
TAA's Senior Public Relations Officer, Godfrey Lutego, chats with the U.S embassy official from the Public Affairs Department