By Craig Lucie
Dogs that are a first of their kind are being trained in metro Atlanta as federal agents. They're sniffing out some of the most expensive items on the black market - items involving wildlife smuggling.
The dogs are trained at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Detector Dog Training Center in Newnan. It's a sprawling campus with eight training rooms and a kennel with room for about 80 dogs.
The dogs are trained to sniff out shipments of all kinds of illegal wildlife. Their main focus is high-dollar items like elephant ivory and rhino horn. Both are known as white and black gold on the black market.
Watch Channel 2 Action News at 5 to see more on what these dogs are doing to help save animals that are on the verge of extinction.