AT LEAST 27 illegal cockfight (e-sabong) operators were nabbed in Barangay Calajoan, Minglanilla town, southern Cebu.
The operatives of Provincial Intelligence Unit and 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company carried out the operation at 5 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023, after receiving information about the suspects’ involvement in illegal cockfights and finding out that the Amenic Cockpit Arena, which they operate, has no permit from the local government unit.
According to Minglanilla Police Station Chief Major Arieza Otida, the suspects yielded P150,000 bet money, computer sets and printing machine, a weighing scale, laptop, 200 fighting cocks and other documents.
The Minglanilla police have already filed charges against the suspects for violating Presidential Decree 449, the Cockfighting Law of 1974. (AYB/TPT)