VENEZUELAN VET PLEADS GUILTY TO SEWING HEROIN INTO PUPPIES’ BELLIES FOR COLOMBIAN DRUGS CARTEL

Illicit Trade on 29th September reported that Andres Lopez Elorza, a Venezuelan vet, who was extradited to the US from Spain earlier this year has pleaded guilty to turning puppies into drug mules by sewing containers filled with liquid heroin inside their bodies for a Colombian trafficking gang.  It is alleged that Elorza and his accomplices smuggled at least 1kg of heroin into the US between September 2004 and January the following year.

https://www.illicit-trade.com/2018/09/venezuelan-vet-pleads-guilty-to-sewing-heroin-into-puppies-bellies-for-colombian-drugs-cartel/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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