Posted March 12, 2018 09:23:18 A Brisbane man has been sentenced to three years and four months’ jail for his role in smuggling dog meat from Australia to New Zealand.
The 28-year-old man was sentenced at the Sunshine Magistrates Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to importing the meat and exporting it.
The court heard the man used an online business to ship the meat to a country in the Southern Hemisphere.
The defendant was arrested on February 21 after police discovered he had smuggled dogs into New Zealand from Australia via Singapore.
The accused was charged after an undercover operation.
The judge told the court the defendant had a criminal record, was a member of the Australian Mafia and had a history of drug dealing.
He also admitted the dog meat was being exported for human consumption.
He will be eligible for parole after serving three years.
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