How Much Does It Cost The Taxpayers To Pay For Doggos Deployed At Music Festivals To Sniff Out Drugs?

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A member of the parliament in New South Wales, Australia claims that dog-related operations at music festivals have cost taxpayers $700,000.

Summary:
Police dogs deployed at music festivals to do drug-sniffing jobs cost taxpayers a lot in New South Wales.
– In the past 12 months, 30 dogs were deployed.
– During the drug-sniffing operation of the doggos, a total of…

The information about these drug-sniffing dogs was taken from the Government Information Public Access. Police dog operations at these music festivals also requires a total of 12 police officers to be present. It is estimated that a police dog working at a music festival costs $2,000 per hour.

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In the past 12 months, 30 police dogs were used for the drug operations at these music festivals. Twelve people were charged with supply while 170 were charged with possession during the said music festivals.

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