Hardy the beagle is an American Hero
They call him “Hardy.”
He’s a six-year-old rescue beagle who has worked with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since 2015.
And he’s a member of the “Beagle Brigade,” a canine corps tasked with sniffing out animal and plant products in people’s luggage.
Hardy may have made one of the biggest discoveries of his career recently when he detected something in a checked luggage item as it traveled through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) from Ecuador.
Agricultural specialists took a closer look at the luggage and found that it contained a roasted pig’s head that weighed almost two pounds.