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Malaysian lorry driver jailed 6 months for smuggling 43 puppies into Singapore

Published on Mar 14, 2014 11:32 AM

A Malaysian lorry driver was jailed for six months on Friday for smuggling 43 puppies into Singapore and for cruelty to the animals.

Abdul Aziz Abu Kassen, 44, pleaded guilty to importing the puppies from Malaysia without a licence at the Woodlands checkpoint last Thursday.

He also admitted to permitting the puppies to be confined in two sealed carton boxes, subjecting them to unnecessary pain or suffering. One of the dogs, a Pomeranian, died before it could receive medical help in Singapore.

The court heard that Abdul Aziz was approached by an unknown man named Ah Chai in Johor to transport the puppies from Malaysia to Singapore.

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