Gangs are smuggling containers of dogs instead of drugs due to weak port security

Evil gangs are cashing in on poor port security to smuggle in c­ontainers full of ­puppies.

MPs, vets and animal charities joined forces this week to demand a crackdown on the trade and a change to the way we buy our pets.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee session also ­revealed that criminals are choosing to smuggle dogs over drugs as it is low risk but high profit.

RSPCA Chief Inspector Briggs said: “We know that smugglers will bring in puppies before 5am because they know they can avoid checks at the ports and borders. These are dogs deliberately brought in with no paperwork at all.

“No one organisation can tackle this problem on its own. These puppies are a commodity – they’re being trafficked across Europe.”

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