Veterinarian smuggles heroin in puppies' stomachs for drug trafficking ring: Cops
03 May, 2018, 20:22 | Author: Cecil Davis
Andres Lopez Elorza, 38, is now in custory in NY accused of implanting the drug for a Colombian trafficking ring.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday that Andres Lopez Elorza was awaiting a court appearance in Brooklyn.
"Over time, drug organizations' unquenchable thirst for profit leads them to do unthinkable crimes like using innocent puppies for drug concealment", said Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent-in-Charge James Hunt.
US Marshals were spotted escorting the vet to a black vehicle after he arrived at JFK Airport in NY in a green hoodie that covered his handcuffs.
It is believed the dogs were sent on commercial flights to NY, where the drugs were cut out of them.
USA prosecutors say he sewed the packets of heroin, with a street value of $2m into the abdomens of six puppies.
A 2005 raid in Colombia found 10 dogs to be used as drug couriers who were rescued, but many puppies died in the operation, it said.
One-handed Griffin joins twin brother on the Seahawks
The Griffins decided not to return to the draft venue Saturday, instead waiting to hear the news at a nearby Arlington hotel. He gained attention at the NFL Combine in March when he ran the quickest 40-yard dash for a linebacker since 2003.
A vet from Colombia has been charged in Brooklyn for illegally smuggling narcotics into the U.S. by surgically implanting packets of liquid heroin into the bellies of puppies.
Elorez fled to Spain after the 2005 and hid there for years until his arrest in 2015. Five ended up running away, three died from infection and two were adopted, including one that became a drug-sniffing dog for Colombian police, officials said.
Elorez's public defender on Tuesday said he has "psychiatric issues", including depression, and "kidney problems".
Richard Donoghue, US attorney for the Eastern District of NY, said in a statement: "Dogs are man's best friend and, as the defendant is about to learn, we are drug dealers' worst enemy". "I think a lot of this is stress-related", Mitchell Dinnerstein said.
If he is convicted, he faces up to life behind bars.
DD were 59-2 at the end of the powerplay, added 69-2 in the middle overs, and added a further 70 runs in the final overs. In reply, Rishabh Pant made a match of it with a 45-ball 79 after Daredevils were reduced to 74 for four .
The oil giant said underlying replacement cost profits jumped by 71% to $2.6bn (£1.9bn) for the first three months of 2018. That compared with a profit of $1.5 billion a year earlier and $2.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017.
First up was Kenya who were felled quite clinically, 24-12, thanks to a hat-trick from the speedster Siviwe Soyizwapi. Two wins and a loss in Pool B saw Shujaa qualify for the Main Cup Quarter Finals in Singapore .
He is a ideal compliment to new number one receiver Allen Robinson and should become an early contributor for the Chicago Bears . The question now is can it catch up in time for this current regime to get to celebrate it? He said it's completely healed.
The 32-year-old told reporters: "It's a fact, we have a clear chance to break those records and we have to go for it". With 30 wins, they are level with Chelsea's number of victories in one campaign which they achieved last season.
The front will have a high-res 16MP selfie snapper complete with flash - something not often found on more affordable phones. Both cameras are accompanied by an LED flash unit for enhanced pictures and support Full HD video recording at 30 fps.
Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 5.08 ($0.07) per share on Friday, May 18th. The firm offers a range of diets for dogs, cats, small mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds.10.83 is the P/E ratio.
Lewandowski's record in Champions League semi-finals may well be frustrating overall, but he tends to get on the scoresheet. Last season, admittedly, was hard : Madrid had to beat Napoli, Bayern, Atletico and Juventus in the knockout stages.
The days of the comedian hosting the event going "table by table pointing at people and making fun of them" are over, she said. Fox News media analyst says the comedian's jokes were a huge embarrassment for the White House Correspondents' Association.
There's also a 13-megapixel rear camera which also supports artificial intelligence technology for beautification effect. They are looking for an affordable price option without compromising on the built-quality and the device performance.
The government reported last Friday that wages and salaries recorded their biggest increase in 11 years in the first quarter. Annual inflation readings in March of a year ago were held down by large declines in the price of cell phone service plans.
The protests come at a time of growing frustration for Palestinians as prospects for an independent Palestinian state look poor. Gaza Strip was shaken by seven weeks of clashes in the summer of 2014 between Israeli forces and Palestinians.
Takeaways from Tesla's First Quarter Earnings 2018
Tesla shares were down almost 5% during after-hours trading, despite posting better-than-expected earnings results. The leaked Elon Musk email also teased a second shutdown before the end of the second quarter.
Terry Rozier is sporting a Drew Bledsoe jersey for Game 1
So, why not take a little victory lap? "I don't really got too much to say about it so don't even ask", he said with a smile. Later in the series, Bledsoe responded to a question about Rozier by telling reporters, "I don't know who the f-k that is".
Cowboys pick Connor Williams
STILL NEED: The Cowboys didn't draft a safety despite moving one of last season's starters, Byron Jones, back to cornerback. The interior of the defensive line is arguably the biggest need, depending on the view of life without Witten.
Kane keen for strong finish with Spurs ahead of World Cup
We'll see what happens and in my mind I'm just trying to get to that 30 mark. "It is a mix about different things". It wasn't a great period for him the last few weeks and, of course, he's only human and was a little bit affected.
Opportunistic Jets Steal Game 1 From Preds
The Jets managed just two shots on the backup netminder over 18 minutes before he was pulled for an extra attacker. It's a shame this couldn't have been the Western Conference Finals since we have two great teams in action.
Lea Michele is engaged!
In the photo below, a clearly effusive Michele poses beside seaside with her ring-bearing hand covering her smiling face. Michele told PEOPLE in November 2017 that she enjoyed a quiet life with Reich away from the glare of the spotlight.