Northern Territory police's longest serving drug detector dog, Leo, has passed away.
Police made the announcement on social media today.
Police dog Leo spent part of his career busting drug traffickers in Katherine.
Leo started with NT Police after graduating from Australian Customs Service Detector training course in December 2008 and retired in December 2016 after eight years of service to his handler, Tim Hatton.
Leo worked in Katherine, Darwin and numerous remote communities during his career and received a certificate of appreciation from the Rivers Region in 2014 for service to the region.
Leo had numerous busts with his greatest detection being 5.8kg of cannabis, valued at over $300,000, located in a Victorian Outlaw motorcycle gangs caravan which was headed towards Darwin on March 29, 2009.
Police made the arrest after intercepting a Toyota Landcruiser with Victorian registration plates that was towing a caravan along the Stuart Highway near Katherine.
Leo found the narcotics hidden in the caravan.
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