El CENTRO — El Centro Sector Border Patrol will retire “Pecky,” an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois Saturday, November 30, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Pecky entered duty with the Border Patrol in September 2009 and has been with the agency for ten years, the USBP said. Her drive and ability to perform at a high level for many years is appreciated by so many in the El Centro Sector.
Pecky’s individual accomplishments include the seizure of 1,823 pounds of marijuana, 578 pounds of cocaine, 1,403 pounds of methamphetamine, and 1,018 pounds of heroin, per the release. These collective seizures have an approximate street value of 27 million dollars.
“These service dogs are invaluable to the agency,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Ryan J. Scudder. “I can’t express enough how proud we are of our K-9 department.”
Border Patrol agents from the El Centro sector K-9 department bid her a farewell and a retirement full of sandy beaches.