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About 200 puppies were rescued by Mexican authorities, after they were stolen from customs at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), on Thursday, Nov. 24.

A 37-year-old man, whose identity has not been revealed by authorities, allegedly stole a truck that carried about 241 puppies of different breeds, which came to Mexico from Colombia. The representatives of the cargo company Truca filed a complaint of theft after losing contact with the driver who was taking the puppies from Mexico City International Airport on Thursday, Nov. 24, Mexico News Daily reported.

After losing contact with the driver, agents of the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) were alerted by personnel from the Northern Command and Control Center about the report of the theft of the truck at Gustavo A. Madero City Hall.

After tracking the vehicle’s GPS, the police officers were able to locate the reported white car. As they reached the vehicle, they found a man unloading cages with dogs of several breeds such as huskies and bulldogs from the vehicle.

Following this, a woman “responsible” for the vehicle subsequently arrived at the location. She “explained that the truck was transporting dogs and left customs at the Mexico City International Airport to head to her corporate offices.”

When asked to provide documentation, the man could not prove the documentation required by the agents. Following this, he was arrested and charged with the crime of express kidnapping for the purpose of robbery, Ruetir reported.

According to the person in charge of the Truca company, a total of 241 dogs left Bogotá. Out of the 241 dogs, the whereabouts of 29 of them are still unknown.

The organization Protección Animal Nitin México AC reportedly went to the scene to accompany the operation and ensure the protection of the animals.

Edgar Castillo, a representative of Protección Animal Nitin México AC, stated that this is not the first time that this type of case has happened. He indicated that there are people who pay 1,000 or 1,500 dollars for the puppies, and urged the public to adopt instead of promoting this network of animal exploitation.

The officers recovered the truck and all the dogs. The recovered dogs will be guarded by police elements and will be cared for by the Animal Surveillance Brigade until the importing company displays the corresponding documentation.

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