Sniffer Beagle Inspects Luggage and Passengers at Phuket Airport

Phuket –

A sniffer beagle inspected luggage and passengers at the Phuket International Airport.

The Phuket International Airport reported yesterday (February 20th) that the ‘sniffer’ Beagle (DLD K-9 UNIT) from the Quarantine and Inspection Canine unit (DLD) sniffed luggage arriving at the airport.

The inspection is to prevent the smuggling of animals and products of animal origin which are prohibited items according to the Animal Epidemic Act B.E.2558 (2015).

However, no suspected luggage was found. The beagle was, however, a hit with tourists and staff.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.