21 arrested in Philippines for illegal Cockfight

Police swoop on a group of individuals gambling on cockfighting during the Coronavirus lockdown in the country.

Philippines.- More than 20 people in Cagayan, Philippines, have been found illegally gambling under quarantine measures during the Coronavirus outbreak.

According to The Manila Times, the individuals were found at a Cock Farm in the Maddarulug Norte village in Enrile town.

Police confiscated two complete sets of gaff, P$68,565 in cash, four fighting cocks and four dead ones.

Cockfighting is legal in the Philippines but illegal gambling under lockdown measures is not, as the country tries to prevent mass-gatherings to halt the spread of Coronavirus.

Col. Ariel Quilang, Cagayan Police Office Chief, said the suspects would be facing many charges for illegal gambling as well as violating quarantine measures which “penalises non-cooperation of persons or entities that should report and/or respond to notifiable diseases or health events of public concern.”

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