On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau held a meet and greet with the newest member of the Narcotics and Organized Crime unit (NOC), Niko the K9.
Officer Devlin has been a member of the NOC unit for 14 years. Niko joined the team about a year ago. Niko has been trained to find methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. During the meet and greet Niko was able to demonstrate how he finds drugs with a training drug decoy. The NOC unit is dedicated to getting drugs off the streets of Portland. With the help of their three dogs NOC is able to find more drugs and money than an officer without the assistance of a K9.
In 2019 the K9's helped NOC seize an estimated total drug value of $24,946,330. In 2019, NOC also seized an estimated: Cocaine/ Powder -- 7 pounds Heroin -- 66 pounds Methamphetamine -- 294 pounds Dried Marijuana -- 1,000 pounds Cash - $1,087,583
For more information regarding NOC, check out the "Talking Beat" podcast from the Portland Police Bureau which includes an interview with Commander Art Nakamura. The podcast can be located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/735629 Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.
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