They were jammed under the front seat of the van and a Customs agent saw a paw sticking out.
You can equate it to drugs. As long as there's demand on this side of the border, these puppies are going to keep coming because it's a big business.
These puppies go anywhere from $500 to $1000 -- whatever the market will bear -- and they haven't put much money into the puppies so they aren't out a lot of money.
This is the first time in 25 years I've ever seen anyone sentenced to three years in state prison for an animal offense. It's really score one for the animals today.