Slovakia police dog sniffs out $2.26B in methamphetamine seizure

Hutch found the meth worth more than $2.26 billion in two large shipping containers.

A drug-sniffing dog has led to a methamphetamine seizure that authorities in Slovakia are calling the country’s largest ever.

The meth was found at the end of May with the help of Hutch, a service dog employed by the country’s financial administration.

Slovakia authorities displayed meth seized in May.

Slovakia authorities displayed meth seized in May. (AP Photo/HO Photo by Slovakia's Custom Office)

Hutch went to work after customs officials became suspicious about the contents of two large metal containers for transporting liquids.

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Inside the containers, authorities found 1.5 tons of methamphetamines, worth $2.26 billion on the street, according to officials.

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The shipment arrived in Slovakia by way of a Croatian port and is thought to have been destined to be sold throughout the European Union.

In this handout photo taken in May, 2020, a customs officer walks past bags containing drugs. Authorities in Slovakia say they have seized 1.5 tons of methamphetamines, with an estimated street value of $2.26 billion. (AP Photo/HO Photo by Slovakia's Custom Office)

In this handout photo taken in May, 2020, a customs officer walks past bags containing drugs. Authorities in Slovakia say they have seized 1.5 tons of methamphetamines, with an estimated street value of $2.26 billion. (AP Photo/HO Photo by Slovakia's Custom Office)

The meth is believed to have been manufactured in Mexico.

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Slovakia’s National Criminal Agency is working on the case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.