The animals were being trafficked from Thailand to be served as a delicious Vietnamese restaurants. Police in Bangkok , Thailand, rescued on Thursday at more of 1.000 dogs were found stacked in tiny cages and were being smuggled to be served as food in restaurants Viet Nam.
Police intercepted four truckloads of cages with animals in an operation Thursday in the Thai province of Nakhon Phanom, on the border with Laos.
An officer said that 1.011 dogs had been covered in a Government shelter after two raids in the districts of Nathom and Si Songkhram.
He added that 119 more they suffocated in boxes where they were stacked or died when they fell the truck at the time in which traffickers attempting to flee from the authorities.
Two Thai men and a Vietnamese were arrested and charged with trafficking and illegal transport of animals, He told the AFP news agency police captain Prawat Pholsuwan. "The maximum penalty is a year in jail and a fine of" 20.000 baht (670 USD)”, added.
The dogs had as destination arriving at Viet Nam, This crossing the Mekong River in Laos.
The traffickers, they took the street dogs and did barter for other pets in the rural villages of Thailand, they had received 33 $ for each dog at Viet Nam, noted the police.