Veterinarian who smuggled heroin in puppies sentenced to 6 years in prison

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Veterinarian who smuggled heroin in puppies sentenced to 6 years in prison

stevectpa
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This scum got off easy...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/veterinarian-who-smuggled-heroin-puppies-sentenced-6-years-prison-n968911

One of the animals rescued, a Rottweiler named Heroina, grew up to become a drug-sniffing police dog in Colombia.

Feb. 7, 2019, 1:44 PM EST
By David K. Li



A drug-running veterinarian, who used live puppies to smuggle heroin into the United States from Colombia, was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday.

Andres Lopez Elorez, 39, pled guilty in September 2018 to a single charge of conspiracy to import a controlled substance into the U.S.

"Every dog has its day and with today's sentence, Elorez has been held responsible for this reprehensible use of his veterinary skills to conceal heroin inside puppies as part of a scheme to import dangerous drugs into the United States," said Richard Donoghue, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Elorez was arrested by U.S. marshals in Spain in March 2015, and accused of stuffing pouches of liquid heroin into the bellies of puppies to smuggle drugs through the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Once drug runners got their hands on the puppies, the drugs would be taken out — most of the animals died in the process.

During a 2005 raid of Elorez's clinic in Medillin, Colombia, by the Drug Enforcement Administration, authorities found 6.6 pounds of heroin surgically implanted in six puppies, officials said.

One of the puppies rescued, a Rottweiler named Heroina, grew up to become a drug-sniffing police dog in Colombia.

After Elorez's arrest in Madrid in 2015, he was extradited to the U.S. in May 2018.

Elorez will be deported after he completes his sentence, prosecutors said. He'll be credited with the three-and-a-half years he's already served in custody.

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Re: Veterinarian who smuggled heroin in puppies sentenced to 6 years in prison

El_Bujo
Scumbag got off with barely a scratch.

So sad, considering you have countless young men in the ghettos of America being sent away for decades for far less; many of whom are bred and thrown into a drug rampant environment.

Let us hope he is stupid enough to get involved with drugs in prison, maybe then justice will get served ....
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.
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Kye0001
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Let’s hope his cell is near by to a bunch of animal lovers.  It’s bad enough that their cr@p poisons people but to use animals in trafficking is really sick.  
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He probably cooperated extensively with the EDNY US Attorneys Office, to get that lenient of a sentence.
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Sick puppy this guy!(not to taint the really sick puppies this caused)He wasn't even an accredited Veternarian (so he couldn't shame that profession)according to this more detailed article from back in May from the N.Y. Times.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/nyregion/heroin-puppies-veterinarian-smuggling.html