Nogales Police Department K9 honored upon retirement


TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tesko, an 8-year-old GermanShepard, was awarded a plaque from the Nogales mayor for serving the NogalesPolice Department since 2008.

NPD's K-9 coordinator, JohnZuniga, accepted the award on Tesko's behalf Wednesday. Together, the team was featuredin the 2012 Animal Planet series "Law on the Border."

During Tesko's 5-year career asa drug-sniffer with the Nogales Police Department, his alerts to police haveled to the seizure of more than 250 vehicles, 20,000 pounds ofmarijuana, 40 pounds of cocaine, 30 pounds of methamphetamine and 7 pounds ofheroin.

Tesko is from Slovakia. His new home will be with Zuniga.

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