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CBP Narcotics Detector Dog Kajo Retires from Cincinnati

Release Date: 
June 29, 2020

CINCINNATI-Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Narcotic Detector Dog (NDD) Kajo recently retired from his duties at the Cincinnati Port of Entry after seven years of service with the agency. During his career, Kajo searched more than 2.1 million packages, and sniffed out 1,445 shipments of narcotics, currency, and weapons. He is responsible for helping take 3,440 pounds of narcotics off the streets, including about three pounds of fentanyl, and for resulting enforcement actions leading to 54 arrests. His lifetime statistics include 13 currency seizures totaling $181,745.Kajo

Supervisory CBP (K9) Officer Anthony Speranza wished Kajo the best with his new venture. “Kajo will be missed by everyone here at CBP in Cincinnati. He was such a great asset to have, and I hope he truly enjoys his well-deserved retirement.”

Kajo, a Belgian Malinois, started working for CBP in 2013 at the Chicago Port of Entry. He transferred to Cincinnati in 2017 and retired from there on May 29, 2020. Kajo loved to work and play with his K9 reward, and always enjoyed praise and affection from his handler and other officers. He will spend his retirement with CBP Officer Juan Bolivar and his family in Chicago.

Last modified: 
June 29, 2020