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Mail sentenced to 3 weeks in jail for dog smuggling

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 2, 2007

Man who smuggled a puppy into Singapore in a hand-carry paper bag was sentenced to three weeks’ jail on Friday.Mechanic Tan Chai Teck, 29, who will start his sentence at the end of the month, pleaded guilty to importing the two-month-old puppy on Aug 20, with a friend.

A warrant of arrest was issued against Tan’s friend, Ching Mee Ling, 32, a Malaysian masseuse, who failed to turn up in court for the summons.

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority prosecutor Yap Teck Chuan said the couple arrived at the Woodlands checkpoint in a Singapore registered taxi.

On checking the woman’s belongings, a police officer found the brown puppy – a shih tzu – in a hand-carry paper bag. Tan could not produce any import document for the puppy he had bought from a pet shop in Malacca. (story)

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