On June 6, Customs and Border Protection officers and their K-9 unit were investigating some items in JFK's express cargo facility. Among them was K-9 Little Frenky.
Little Frenky, according to a press release, took interest in some packages of "powdered honey flavored drink." Indeed, one of them tested positive for heroin.
Was Little Frenky done? No, Little Frenky was not done. A few more moments of sniffing revealed "the presence of narcotics within Tortrix Chips and Jelly Powder." A brown, powdery substance found therein also tested positive for heroin.
The very next day, K-9 Spike alerted his bosses (colleagues?) to more heroin, this one tucked inside a pouch of "Risitos chip seasoning," along with multiple packages of cookies.
In total, officers and dogs seized around 16 pounds of heroin, worth an estimated $470,000.
“These seizures are another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs,” Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations, said in a statement.
Little Frenky is a two-year-old Dutch Shepherd, and has been employed with CBP since last December. Spike is a four-year-old and has been on duty since June of 2013. Both are very good dogs.
No arrests have been made, and an investigation is ongoing.