Latest update: 09/10/2012
'Cash dogs' sniff out Italian tax dodgers
Italy's technocratic government, led by Prime Minister Mario Monti, has made clamping down on tax evasion a priority. The country has stepped up surveillance and seizures, even enlisting the help of man's best friend in the struggle. Italy's financial police have hired five "cash dogs", which are trained to sniff out bank notes being smuggled out of the country.