DVD-Hunting Dogs Find Pirated Movies In Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) -- Two black Labradors have helped Malaysia seize 1.6 million illegal movie discs in just six months.

Lucky and Flo are the world's first dogs trained to identify optical discs by sniffing out the chemicals in them. The U.S.-based Motion Picture Association loaned them to the Malaysian government to help wipe out piracy and movie pirates.

They uncovered DVDs and machines used to burn discs. Raids netted 26 people.

The pooches were so good at their job that Malaysian movie pirates were reported to have placed a bounty of $29,000 on them. They were closely guarded.

The two dogs looked puzzled during a send-off ceremony today, as Malaysia's deputy trade minister hung medals around their necks and photographers snapped pictures.


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