Police have arrested 17 people over illegal cockfighting operations

The Philippines. Officers have arrested 17 people for allegedly being involved in illegal cockfighting betting in Talisay City, Cebu. According to police, those arrested were watching and betting on cockfights – 12 were arrested in Barangay Lawaan 1 while the other 5 people were caught in San Isidro.

Officers found four wounded roosters and seized a total of P1,850 in bet money. Sun Star said the men arrested, all of them of legal age, will face be charged for breaching Presidential Decree 1602 on illegal gambling.

In September, officers arrested 11 people for allegedly being involved in illegal e-sabong betting in Banban Township, Tarlac Province. According to police, those arrested were watching and betting on e-sabong in Anupul Village at around 11.30pm so were also breaching the curfew imposed by the government due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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