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MADRID - Spanish police said Tuesday they have captured a Colombian vet who tried to smuggle liquid heroin by surgically implanting plastic bags of the drug into live Rottweiler and Labrador puppies. Credit: Thinkstock The fugitive vet, identified only as Andres L. E., was tracked down in the northwestern Spanish city of Lugo after more than eight years on the run. He is accused of operating on the dogs at his farm in the Colombian city of Medellin. Colombian police raided his farm in January 2005. "They seized three kilograms (6.6 pounds) of liquid heroin inside six puppies. The drug was extracted from the dogs, which had been destined for the United States," the Spanish police said in...

TOKYO - A Japanese man went on a year-long burglary spree, making off with a haul worth $185,000 to feed 120 cats a gourmet diet, police said Thursday. Credit: Thinkstock Mamoru Demizu, 48, is suspected of breaking into houses to steal cash and jewels on 32 separate occasions. He told police that he stole things to come up with the money to feed scores of his feline friends, spending up to 25,000 yen ($250) a day, an officer said. "He said he felt happiest when he rubbed his cheek against cats," the officer said. Unemployed Demizu kept one animal at his home in Izumi city, western Japan, and about 20 in a nearby warehouse, while feeding 100 more strays that lived in the neighbourhood,...

A cat is happy to be reunited with his family, but underwent bizarre and brutal changes before he found his way back home. According to Metro U.K., Jess McGriffin of Christchurch, New Zealand, found her cat Turbo with clipped whiskers, a shaved back and a swastika drawn on its skin. It is believed that the one-year-old cat was abducted, attacked and released. Thankfully, Turbo found his way home on his own. McGriffin noticed something was wrong when Turbo jumped up on her lap, and she began petting him. She soon realized that the...

Italy was hit with a new kind of crime this past week; the country's tiniest pony star was stolen. According to Metro UK, officials believe Charlie, thought to be the world's smallest pony, is being held for ransom by the Italian mafia. Charlie, who measures a mere 2 feet (63 cm) tall, was taken out of his stall at Città di Castello. The pony and his owner Bartolo Messina were planning on performing at the National Horse Show before the incident occurred. Currently, police suspect members of the country's organized crime...

There have been several stories about missing dogs traveling great distances to reunite with their owners, but all Mickey the Boston Terrier had to do was walk down the street. According to WMUR-TV, a woman who had been searching for her dog for six months spotted him being walked in her neighborhood by a stranger. Natasha Curtis and her family were close to giving up hope on finding their pup Mickey, until Curtis happened upon a strange sight at a Dunkin Donuts drive-thru. Curtis was waiting in her car at the coffee shop a block from her home when she saw her dog walk by, leashed to a stranger. The 8-year-old Boston Terrier disappeared last winter, when one of Curtis' kids accidentally...

Shots Fired in Petco Store

An armed robber has held up two Floria Petco stores about 45 miles away from each other. Surveillance footage at the first location captured the man entering the Petco store and speaking to the manager about job opportunities before revealing his gun and demanding to be taken to where the store's money was located. The man's robbery was thwarted when he tripped and fell. He fired his weapon twice as he fled the scene, but fortunately, no one was hurt. The man then traveled to another Petco nearby to repeat the crime. Police aren't sure why the man is targeting Petco stores. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-623231{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-623231,...