Police in Gapan City have arrested 13 people for alleged involvement in illegal cockfights.
The Philippines.- 13 people have been arrested after police found an illegal cockfight underneath bamboo trees in the village of Mabura in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija. According to officers, those arrested are aged between 37 to 63. Some tried to evade arrest by jumping into the river but were caught.
Police seized three live and one dead fighting cocks and PHP2,380 in bet money.
A month ago, 56 people, including two barangay (district) captains and a councilman, were arrested on suspicion of engaging in tupada or illegal cockfighting in Pandacan, Manila. Meanwhile, in January, the superintendent of police Siddharth Kaushal reported that police dismantled 52 arenas readied for cockfights in various parts of the district.