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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:14 PM

Veterinarian who smuggled liquid heroin into US through puppies' bellies sentenced to 6 years in pri

Source: ABC News

Veterinarian who smuggled liquid heroin into US through puppies' bellies sentenced to 6 years in prison

The dogs would have to undergo surgery twice -- to insert and remove the drugs.

By Aaron Katersky and Julia Jacobo Feb 7, 2019 4:42 PM ET

A veterinarian student convicted of implanting heroin into the stomachs of puppies to smuggle drugs into the United States has been sentenced to six years in federal prison.

Andres Elorez, 39, was arrested in Spain for crimes he committed more than a decade ago and was extradited to the U.S. last year to face trial in federal court in the Eastern District of New York.

Elorez, a Spanish national who went to veterinary school in Colombia, pleaded guilty to conspiring to import heroin. In court documents, he was described as "one of the best students in his class," but prosecutors said his skills were used for "criminal purposes" with complete disregard for the dogs in his care.

The elaborate plan to smuggle heroin into the country included surgically implanting packets of liquid heroin into the bellies of puppies who acted as couriers, prosecutors said, accusing him of betraying a veterinarian's pledge to prevent animal abuse, in addition to his role in drug trafficking.

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(DEA-NY Field Office) Several of the canine couriers were saved, according to the DEA.


(DEA) This undated photo shows how liquid heroin was packaged to be surgically inserted into the puppies' bellies.


(DEA) Andres Lopez Elorza is pictured in this undated photo released by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:15 PM

1. Special place in Hell for this monster.

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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:17 PM

2. That isn't enough. There is a special place in hell for this guy.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:33 PM

3. Kinda scary that there could be veterinarians out there like him

I thought those who choose this profession (and am sure that most do) are in it for the love of animals, not to abuse them!

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