Peruvian authorities arrested Giussepe Tombolan Gonzales for trying to smuggle 3 kg of cocaine hydrochloride out of the country inside two dogs.
The Italian man with Mexican passport, 22, was surprised by police officers while in his hotel room in Callao, near Jorge Chávez International Airport.
Officers found two St Bernard dogs, 5-year-old Lola and 3-year-old Bombón, with cuts on their stomachs and rushed them to the Police Canine Unit for emergency surgery.
Veterinarians removed a total of 11 packages from inside the dogs. Sadly, Bombón didn’t survive the operation and died shortly after. Lola is still in a delicate state but is for now responding to the treatment.