As a result of the operations led by the Government of Tijuana, four canines were confiscated due to the illegal sale of these in the international border from Tijuana to San Diego. The practice is illegal throughout the state.
According to information provided by the head of Inspection and Verification, Adolfo García Dworak, it is common for the practice to be carried out at international crossings because they take advantage of vehicle lines to show the puppies.
They also explained, through the official website of the City of Tijuana, that this is the first confiscation of pets in the year and reported that the puppies were handed over to the Tijuana Theme Park System (Simpatt) for their care and protection.
They added that those responsible for the illegal sale of puppies will be administratively sanctioned and urge the population not to incur in this type of illegal acts. They encouraged citizens to report this kind of activity to 664 186 9498.
It is recalled that those who buy puppies that are stolen will also be treated as part of the crime and the action can result in a penalty of 6 months to 9 years in prison according to Article 232 of the Congress of the State of Baja California.
Border News: First week of January 2021