A Malaysian man known as Mohamad Ashwin Nazri, 25, was caught at Woodlands Checkpoint on the 30th March for trying to smuggle 2 Japanese Spitz, 2 Golden retrievers and 3 poodles in his car.
According to the reports, all the puppies were sedated and sleeping while they had been stacked like commodities without sufficient room to move around. The reports also stated that the puppies were not given any food or water and all 7 of them were stuffed into a small cage which sat on the front seat of the man’s car.
Unfortunately, among all the 7 puppies, only 1 puppy survived as 1 died at the checkpoint, 1 died a short while later and 4 had to be put down due to an infectious disease.
The good news is that Ashwin pleaded guilty to the charges. Ashwin said that he had been paid RM600 to smuggle the puppies into Singapore and he received the sedated puppies on the 30th of March in Johor (nearby City Square Mall).
Ashwin could have been fined up to SG$10,000 and jailed 12 months for the offence, however, he was sentenced today to 8 months in jail for animal cruelty and smuggling 7 puppies into Singapore without a license.