Police recently discovered that the powerful Gulf Clan - also known as the Úsugas - had offered the reward for the death or capture of Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd.
Past year marked a major success for the country's police, which seized a staggering 12 tons of cocaine linked to Colombia's Gulf Clan, estimated to be worth around $360 million. As a result she has been moved to work in an airport in a new area outside of the gang's influence, and will be accompanied by extra officers according to The Daily Telegraph.
Colombian police have taken precautions to keep Sombra safe, like moving her away from her usual beat of Colombia's port cities, run by the Urabeños.
"In the last three years she's become the torment of 'Otoniel, '" a recent tweet stated.
Colombia is considered the world's largest producer of cocaine.
Sombra's victories have turned her into somewhat of a media darling, and, as she struts around Bogota's airport with her handler, fans occasionally stop her for a selfie. A recent White House report found the amount of land where peasants and drug traffickers harvest the plant used to make cocaine rose 11% in 2017, despite $10bn in USA counter-narcotics work.
President-Elect Ivan Duque is promising a tougher approach to speed up eradication of the drug, including aerial spraying and the use of drones.
However, Sombra has also been responsible for over 245 drug-related arrests at Colombia's two biggest airports. Sombra can be seen at work in the video below. Several dogs have been killed while helping officers eradicate coca crops.
"She's playful, and in fact that is part of the development of her job".