This 2005 photo provided by US Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring. Veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorez used the puppies to smuggle packets of liquid heroin on commercial flights to New York City, where the heroin packets were eventually cut out of the puppies, who died in the process, officials said. Photo: APThis 2005 photo provided by US Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring. Veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorez used the puppies to smuggle packets of liquid heroin on commercial flights to New York City, where the heroin packets were eventually cut out of the puppies, who died in the process, officials said. Photo: AP
This 2005 photo provided by US Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring. Veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorez used the puppies to smuggle packets of liquid heroin on commercial flights to New York City, where the heroin packets were eventually cut out of the puppies, who died in the process, officials said. Photo: AP

Veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorez is sentenced for stitching heroin into puppies. One survivor became a police drug sniffer

  • Andres Lopez Elorez used the puppies as drug mules for Colombian traffickers, implanting packages of liquid heroin in them
  • Three dogs died, but survivors include Heroina, a Rottweiler trained by Colombian police to be a drug detection dog

Topic |   Drugs
This 2005 photo provided by US Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring. Veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorez used the puppies to smuggle packets of liquid heroin on commercial flights to New York City, where the heroin packets were eventually cut out of the puppies, who died in the process, officials said. Photo: APThis 2005 photo provided by US Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring. Veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorez used the puppies to smuggle packets of liquid heroin on commercial flights to New York City, where the heroin packets were eventually cut out of the puppies, who died in the process, officials said. Photo: AP
This 2005 photo provided by US Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring. Veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorez used the puppies to smuggle packets of liquid heroin on commercial flights to New York City, where the heroin packets were eventually cut out of the puppies, who died in the process, officials said. Photo: AP
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