03/14/2008

Bomb-sniffing K-9s to nose around cargo areas

By Jim Tharpe
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Bomb-sniffing dogs are nothing new at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, but they're about to be given a new task.

The Transportation Security Administration, the federal agency responsible for providing airport security, plans to begin using the specially trained dogs to screen cargo being loaded aboard passenger planes at the nation's busiest airport.

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