Police in the central province of Nghe An have arrested 14 people for allegedly stealing 115 dogs in local communes to sell to restaurants, Dan Tri reported on October 23.
Police busted the ring after finding four people carrying dogs on two motorbikes on October 19, according to the newswire. The suspects were planning to sell the dogs to a restaurant in Nghi Trung Commune.
Further investigation led police to arrest 10 others within the next two days. Police also seized 12 motorbikes that were used by the suspects to steal dogs.
The suspects, ranging in age from 18 to 23 years old, told police that since the beginning of this year, they have stolen 115 dogs on more than 80 occasions across the communes like Nghi An and Nghi Long, Dan Tri reported.
Investigations into the case are underway.