Friday, February 03, 2006

Puppy plays Drug Mule

Ok, now this is sick and more than a little ingenious. Columbian drug dealers have been smuggling heroin into the United states using Labrador puppies.
In one planned shipment, six puppies were found impregnated with three 3 kg (6.6 lb) of liquid heroin packets.

DEA spokeswoman Erin McKenzie-Mulvey said that in January 2005, DEA officers and police in Colombia found six puppies with scars on their bellies at a makeshift veterinarian clinic on a rural property.

Ultrasound scans revealed the heroin hidden inside the young dogs, three of which later died of infection. Another four puppies were found with no drugs inside them, she said.

I am sure customs officials are thinking of all those people they suspected of smuggling drugs but they could never find the stash so they let them and their cute little puppy go on their way. Though at the same time if there was a sudden increase in popularity of Labrador puppies at border crossings you would think someone would get a little suspicious. Still the next time you see that puppy on TV in the bathroom you will know what he is really up to.

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