Two stray dogs who forged a top police career in Thailand under a training programme to create an elite sniffer dog force have been sacked for corruption.
The dogs, Barsky and Butch, became key weapons in the fight against drug-smuggling at an airport near a notorious opium-producing region.
Their handler became suspicious after it was made clear that top drug sniffer dogs had been targeted with "prices on their heads" by drug barons, but Barsky and Butch seemed immune to the driveby shootings which were putting fellow sniffer dogs out of action.
Then reports started flooding in about the duo's behaviour. As well as urinating on luggage, the pair also sexually harrassed female visitors to Chiang Rai airport.
Barksky's former handler, Police Lieutenant Colonel Jakapop Kamhon, said: "He liked to pee on luggage and passengers, he was intimidating kids to hand over sweets and passports were disappearing from bags he was looking through for drugs. I couldn't stand by and watch it go on any longer."
Butch's handler was also suspicious of his dog's luxury lifestyle, "There were always classy bitches in his kennel and steaks, always rump steaks and one day I noticed his food dish was 925 silver, I asked him about it and he just peed on my leg. I was struggling to put food on the table for four kids at the time, his behaviour really hurt."
The dog's have recently left the force and are now employed as guard dogs by a private agency who declined to comment.