Sniffer dogs to check cafe visitors

Cafe and club visitors in the north holland towns of Enkhuizen and Medemblik will be confronted by sniffer dogs from this weekend. Anyone found with drugs will be given an immediate ban from the entertainment area for three to six months.

The use of sniffer dogs at the entrance to cafes and clubs, paid for by the local councils, is the latest step in the fight against drug and alcohol use by youngsters in the province.
Theo van Eijk, mayor of Medemblik, told the Volkskrant that local cafe owners are happy to accept the new measure. But, he says, anyone not wanting to the dogs at their door may be subject to tougher controls on their opening times and the selling of alcohol to under-16s.

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