A restaurant within the well-known New York Chinatown was visited this morning by the NYPD and federal brokers, after an investigation confirmed the house owners frequently killed canine they discovered within the neighborhood and served them to clients.
Brokers of each the Meals Security and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the USDA’s Animal and Plant Well being Inspection Service (APHIS) accompanied the cops who searched “White Lotus Royal Buffet“, in search of canine meat.
Massive portions of canine meat had been discovered on the positioning and brought to a forensic lab to be analyzed.
In keeping with the NYPD spokesman, Captain Fred Jameson, the proprietor of the restaurant, Tengdo Hueng, admitted snatching canine from the realm along with his 16-year outdated son and killing them for meat.
“We now have discovered the stays of not less than six completely different canine, and three of them correspond to canine that had been reported stolen during the last two weeks.”
Stray canine have been disappearing for years within the Chinatown and Little Italy space of Manhattan, however pet canine have additionally been disappearing since January 2016.
A complete of 12 canine had been reported lacking on January 27, on the day earlier than the Chinese language New 12 months celebration.
Extra animals went lacking over the subsequent months, and rumors of a “serial canine killer” started circulating in Southern Manhattan.
In keeping with the Humane Society of New York, greater than 150 canine have disappeared inside a 1-mile radius of the restaurant in 2016 and virtually 100 within the first months of 2017.
In keeping with police, the accused and his son hunted canine with nets, lassos, and crude spears, and will have killed tons of of canine.
The NYPD believes the restaurant proprietor has been killing and cooking deserted animals for years however needed to start snatching canine instantly from their house owners’ backyards when his enterprise expanded.
Regardless of this massive amount of lacking animals, the police have solely been in a position to cost Mr. Hueng with the killing of 11 animals.
He now faces a complete of 47 legal fees and a most of 95 years in jail. He ought to seem in courtroom in June.