BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement

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BOGOTA, Colombia — Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia‘s capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies.

Some of the German shepherds, pit bulls and golden retrievers were treated to special scented baths before they were retired during the event in an auditorium at the Chief Prosecutor’s Office.

Among the retired dogs was “Canela,” a 12-year-old Labrador who helped investigators undercover 65 mass graves containing the victims of paramilitary violence, and “Negra,” a pit bull mutt who helped detect several tons of cocaine in her eight-year career.

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