Police officer Peter Pureau joined the Cook Islands Police Service canine unit only five months ago, but he is already fully qualified after graduating from the Narcotic Detector Dog Handlers Course in New Zealand this week.
An American visitor intending to travel to Los Angeles was stopped at the Rarotonga International Airport by Cook Islands police on Friday night.
The Cook Islands police attended a number of serious incidents over the weekend.
On Friday, a woman who was sunbathing at a beach had her handbag stolen.
The Cook Islands police were kept busy last weekend, starting on Friday when they executed bench warrants for the arrests of three people. All three were arrested and appeared in the High Court.
Concerned locals are asking for tougher regulations to be imposed on drone owners in the Cook Islands after $600 was allegedly stolen from tourists staying in Vaimaanga.
Cook Islands Police Commissioner Maara Tetava has come out strongly against criticism levelled at the police service in a recent issue of CINews.