|Dogs implanted with liquid heroin|
A veterinarian was arrested on a charge of drug smuggling after allegedly cutting up dogs and hiding drugs in them, police in Spain said.
The man of Venezuela, tried to smuggle drugs from Colombia to the U.S., by implanting liquid heroin in puppies.
Police found drugs in his clinic more than 10 years ago, but the suspect managed to flee before being arrested.
33-year-old Andres Lopez Elorza ran a veterinary clinic in Medellin, where police found a number of puppies with bags of liquid heroin implanted inside their bodies.
The puppies were due to be sent to the United States as pets to avoid arousing the suspicions of customs officials.
The veterinarian was found hiding in Santa Comba, and he had severed all communication with his wife and children to avoid being detected.