Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

REGIONAL NEWS

Sniffing for banknotes

POLICE dog Rasty accompanied his instructor Ján Löw to the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic in mid February for a training programme on sniffing out forged banknotes.

Dog seeks cash.(Source: SME)

POLICE dog Rasty accompanied his instructor Ján Löw to the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic in mid February for a training programme on sniffing out forged banknotes.

Five-year-old Rasty is specially-trained in finding such counterfeits, Denisa Baloghová, the Slovak Police Presidium’s spokesperson, told the TASR newswire. The police in the Czech Republic asked for international assistance in searching for counterfeit notes several years ago and the Slovak police dog discovered counterfeit banknotes worth 10,000 Czech crowns in a family house in the town of Bernatice nad Odrou.

The Czech Republic is now training Fia, a five-year-old female, to sniff out counterfeit banknotes. Because of the good cooperation in the past, the Czech police requested the three-day cross-border training, involving both theoretical lectures, practical field exercises and testing of the specially-trained dogs.

“Rasty managed all tasks within the training in an exemplary way,” Baloghová stated in praising the skills of the Slovak sniffer dog.

Top stories

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

Illustrative stock photo

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.