[PHOTOS] PDRM Welcomes 5 Really Good Bois In New Langkawi K-9 Unit

They attacc, they protecc, they also chase suspecc.

Cover image via Bernama & Bernama/Harian Metro

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The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) established a new K-9 unit on Pulau Langkawi last weekend

According to New Straits Times, Bukit Aman Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador was on the island to officiate the ceremony on Sunday, 4 April.

Five detective dogs were enlisted to help the island's Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

The IGP said four dogs will be tasked to detect explosives and drugs, while another will be assisting officers in their fight against petty crimes.

With the guidance of their handlers, the new personnel showed off their fearless skills in several demonstrations

The police are confident that the new force will help in preventing and controlling crime at the popular tourist destination

"My men had tabled this idea of setting up the K-9 Unit two years ago," said the IGP at the ceremony.

"We saw the need to have the police dogs to support our police force here as Langkawi is famous all over the world."

The IGP also announced that the force will continue to enlist more dogs to the K-9 unit around the country

Malaysia currently has 118 trained K-9 handlers and 72 active dogs.

"We have 45 less active, semi-retired dogs, so we have plans to add more dogs to the unit," said Abdul Hamid.

Among our nation's protectors are these other really hardworking doggos:

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