The taxman cometh—with four legs and a strong nose.
Greece’s finance ministry announced on Wednesday, July 13, it would be recruiting dogs to find cash that's being hidden by tax evaders.
Fear of a financial crash led to more than 50 billion euros to be removed from banks between November 2014 and July 2015, and 15 to 20 billion euros are suspected to remain out of the banking system, one source reported.
Concerned about tax evasion and monies being carried to other countries, the ministry is seeking German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, and Belgian Malinois to do the job. They “must be at least 12-24 months old, prey- and defense-driven, healthy, emotionally stable and tagged with a special surveillance microchip.”
Learn more about dogs use their sense of smell in this animated TED video below.