Dogs Used As Drug Mules
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"Dogs Used As Drug Mules
The Scoop • 12/07/13
Forty-nine suspected Latin American gang members will stand trial in Italy after they allegedly used dogs to smuggle cocaine into the country.
According to the police a vet in Mexico forced the large dogs to swallow drug packages before they were flown into Milan.
When they arrived they were killed and dismembered to retrieve the cocaine.
The gang members, who are from Peru, Ecuador and Salvador, will stand trial in Italy.
They are aged between 19 and 37 and are believed to be part of youth drug gangs known as “pandillas”.
The drug trafficking operation was first uncovered in March, when 75 suspects were arrested.
Animal rights organizations have reacted angrily at the trafficking scheme.
Many dogs might have died before they arrived in Italy, as even the smallest leak of cocaine would have been enough to kill them.
Fortunately, it's been a while since I've run across an animal drug smuggling [cruelty] story.
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