Locals of Morigaon, Assam held four suspects in dog smuggling. The suspects were held in Moirabari when they were allegedly trying to smuggle the dogs to neighboring dogmeat market in Nagaland.
“I was returning from the market when I saw two guys with sacs, ropes and everything else. As I came closer, I saw that the sacs were tied to the carriers of the bicycles,” said a local resident. He added that the sacs had dogs and they were not in a healthy condition.
“The dogs seemed like they were given some medicine. They were not looking right. So, I called the local police,” he said.
It is to be mentioned that locals had held four suspects but two of them fled taking advantage of the night. Two of them were from Chaparmukh area, who worked in Dimapur.
“This is my first time. I have not done it before and I know nothing,” said the suspect on questioning on the issue.
Dog smuggle has become an issue lately with people trying to supply dogs for the Dog market in Nagaland.
Smuggling of dogs from Assam to Nagaland has become an issue lately. In July, the locals in Golaghat district of Assam banded together to rescue 80 canines that were being taken to Dimapur, allegedly, to be sold in the dog meat market there.
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