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Orlando drug-sniffing dog named ‘Tebow’ busts drug smuggler

Dec 17, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

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For the past month or so, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow continues to amaze the world with his late-game heroics and it seems that it has rubbed off on even dogs named “Tebow”.

Yesterday, an Orlando Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation dog named “Tebow” (not pictured) busted a drug smuggler who was trying to smuggle cocaine into Florida:

A Puerto Rican man is facing a federal drug charge for his alleged role in trying to smuggle a kilo of cocaine into the country via Orlando International Airport in Florida.

The plot was disrupted when a drug detection canine named “Tebow” alerted to the “odor of illegal narcotics” coming from a suitcase that Weslie Morales, 20, picked up off a luggage carousel. The suitcase had been checked on an AirTran flight from San Juan by a “Juan Garcia,” who subsequently did not get on the plane.

Morales was taken into custody by police and eventually released on $25,000 bail. For the dog named “Tebow”, he continues to roam the Orlando International Airport and will continue his hunt for criminals.


The Legend Grows: “Tebow” Helps Bust Florida Airport Smuggler [The Smoking Gun]

  1. alligatorsnapper - Dec 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Go Tebow, Go! Go Tebow, Go! That is a good story. Maybe, somehow God is with the canine as He is with the athlete? hmmm. Good jobs done by both!

  2. concernedcitizen001 - Dec 17, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Don’t really see how this is newsworthy, let alone a sports story. It’s officially Tebow Overkill now (as if it hadn’t been for the last two months). Outside of Denver, it’s just not that special

    • eddieapoc - Dec 18, 2011 at 12:21 AM

      @ Concerned

      You beat me to it. Exactly what I was going to say!