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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Over the line

Puppy drug mules?
Colombian drug dealers turned purebred puppies into drug couriers by surgically implanting them with packets of liquid heroin, US authorities said today....

DEA investigators said they believe the Medellin, Colombia-based ring used the puppies and other methods to conceal millions of dollars worth of heroin on commercial flights into New York City for distribution throughout the US East Coast.

"It just demonstrates what lengths drugs dealers will go to to get drugs into the country," [John] Gilbride [head of the DEA's New York office] said.
At least six puppies were victimized...but at least 10 others were rescued in a raid.

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