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The last dog on the island : Tasmania's border protection heroine / Steve Kelleher
Bib ID 7339736
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Kelleher, Steve, author
 
Description London ; Sydney ; Auckland : New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd, 2017 
©2017 
223 pages : 1 portrait ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781742579603 (paperback)
Summary

"Detector Dog Elise and her handler, Steve Kelleher, were the only drug detection unit in Tasmania. Working for Customs, Tasmania Police, Federal Police and the Tasmanian Corrections Service, they hunted down marijuana stashes, caches of amphetamines and were instrumental in smashing an international Mafia drug ring. Tackling bikie gangs, hardened criminals and hazardous ship-to-shore transfers were all in a day’s work for Elise and Steve. Their expertise took them all over Tasmania, to the mainland states and even into the South Pacific. Elise’s keen sense of smell and Steve’s ability to interpret her behaviour led to the seizure of millions of dollars in contraband. Ever wondered how the serious business of busting drug traffickers works? Find out in The Last Dog on the Island – it’s an addictive read."--Back cover.

Subjects Elise.  |  Kelleher, Steve.  |  Labrador retriever -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Detector dogs -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Dog trainers -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Drug traffic -- Investigation -- Tasmania -- Anecdotes.  |  Drug control -- Tasmania -- Anecdotes.  |  Border security -- Tasmania -- Anecdotes.  |  Australian

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