Disc Sniffers

The Dog Days of Summer burned three New Yorkers popped for allegedly burning thousands of counterfeit DVDs.

Two disc-sniffing dogs assisted Queens County and Motion Picture Association of America authorities to ferret out the alleged culprits, who became the nation's first to be hunted by black Labrador retrievers trained to sniff out polycarbonate and other chemicals in optical discs, officials said Wednesday.

"Man's best friend has become a DVD counterfeiter's worst nightmare as we now welcome this latest weapon into our law enforcement anti-piracy arsenal," Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown said.

The dogs, Lucky and Flo, are cared for by the MPAA. The pooches just returned from Malaysia where they assisted officers on 35 raids, leading to the arrest of 26 people and the discovery of about 1.9 million pirated discs and 97 burner towers, authorities said. Read more here.

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