Pocho the Jack Russell has become a target of the Italian mafia because of his success at sniffing out their drug-trafficking operations. The nine-year-old dog – who goes by the nickname of Argentinian footballer Ezequiel Lavezzi – has a bounty on his head after depriving the Naples Camorra of millions in illicit profits by intercepting about two tons of illegal substances during his career. But it’s all in a day’s work for the crime-busting pooch – who is paid in cuddles and biscuits. Mafia chiefs have offered £4400 to whoever succeeds in taking out Pocho – meaning The Chubby One – and are said to have left poisoned bait out for him and housed bitches on heat close to drug stashes in a bid to throw him off the scent. But Pocho, who was once owned by a doctor but was donated to police due to his son’s pet allergy, has so far outsmarted the Camorra’s efforts. Read More Top news stories today His handler Sandro told a local newspaper Pocho is the ideal dog for the job because he is small enough to burrow into places larger dogs can’t reach. He recently uncovered 30kg of cocaine in Nocera Inferiore, a town south-east of Naples.