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Originally posted by esdad71
Still seems strange that 2 dogs would hit it. Seems they smelt some "plastic spoons and napkins", as it was stated that this was all that was in the package. If this is true, shouldn't these dogs be retired
The idea that the reaction of a dog provides the police with sufficient grounds to stop and search has not yet been challenged in a British court. This is despite the questionable reliability of a dog's behaviour. Apart from scientific studies proving that dogs can get it wrong, tests have shown that in addition to responding to the tiniest of tugs on the leash by the handler, dogs can react to note-taking and facial movements in the hope of pleasing the handler by picking up the "right" answer. Even a highly trained police dog handler will be uncertain of the smell the dog is reacting to.
Could it have been trace elements? I mean, they are created to sniff out specific materials. One might make a mistake, but 2, that is pushing it.