Innocent animal set up for failure by drug smugglers.
Over $1 million worth of heroin has been confiscated from two men at JFK airport. This is over 22 pounds of heroin.
The men had hidden 10 bricks of heroin (each stamped with a Nike swoosh emblem and marked with a five-pointed star) within their dog crate, that was shipped from Puerto Rico, to our very own, JFK airport. Not only was it hidden just in the crate, but the dog was present as well.
A Bronx resident, Samuel Seabrooks, 35, and a man from Carmel, NY, Carlos Betancourt-Morales, 27, have been arrested.
Apparently, the drug industry is no new business to the men. They are known to have an alleged history of bringing drugs into New York City.
Both men were arraigned on Sunday in Queens, NY. They have been charged with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree conspiracy. Both men are being held on $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond. As of now the men are facing up to 20 years in prison, if held accountable.
As for these men, their not-so-best-friend, is now in the custody of an animal shelter against animal cruelty.