Guissepe Tombolan Gonzales tried to smuggle in three kilograms of cocaine out of Peru inside two St. Bernards.
Fortunately, Peruvian authorities arrested Gonzales, 22, before he could succeed. The Italian national who holds a Mexican passport was arrested while in his hotel room 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.