Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel

  • Drug dog Sombra inspects a suitcase at the El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. On a typical day, Sombra is up by 6 a.m. and shuttled from a kennel to work at El Dorado airport inspecting packages and cargo. With her neon reflective vest, pointy ears and gaping mouth, she looks more like a beloved family pet than a veteran drug-sniffing police dog. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • Drug dog Sombra looks for drugs in the cargo hold of El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Some of Sombra’s recent busts include uncovering over five tons of Gulf Clan cocaine destined for Europe and concealed in crates of bananas. Overall, officers credit her incredible nose with more than 245 drug-related arrests at two of Colombia’s biggest international airports. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • Officer Jose Rojas and drug dog Sombra patrol at the El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. After her six hour shift is over, Sombra is transported in a van with tinted windows back to her kennel. She is usually accompanied by two armed guards. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • Handler Jose Rojas and drug dog Sombra patrol outside the cargo hold of El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. As the six-year-old German shepherd sniffs her way toward record cocaine interdictions, she has also become the latest target of Colombia’s most powerful drug gang. “Her sense of smell is far beyond that of other dogs,” Rojas said. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • Drug dog Sombra, has helped detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit, sits outside the police station in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Colombian police recently revealed that the Gulf Clan, a cartel that boasts its own guerrilla army, has offered a reward of $7,000 to whoever kills or captures Sambra. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

BOGOTA, Colombia — This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head.

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