CALEXICO — With a "reward object" perched on the small of his back, Javier "Javy" Bojorquez looked around anxiously.
On voice command, a barking brown dog pounced toward 15-year-old Javy and suddenly stopped, tongue wagging.
"See how well she is trained?" asked Tony Garcia.
Garcia is an inspector with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and is based at the downtown Calexico Port of Entry.
On Wednesday he led his partner, a drug-sniffing Belgian Malanois named Kyra, through a demonstration of her skills to the delight of special education students from the Calexico Unified School District.
The demonstration was one of the anti-drug activities the kids participated in after they ate their fill at a spaghetti luncheon in the Calexico Elks Lodge on Rockwood Avenue.