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    Cockfighting Ring Busted in NC

    NewsPoultry NewsTuesday 19 July 2011
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    Three men have been arrested in Johnston County, in the US state of North Carolina, in connection with a huge cockfighting ring. Over one hundred chickens were seized in connection with the crime after an anonymous tip led police to the wrongdoers.  Officers arrested three men; 45-year-old Robert Cottle, of Raleigh; 31-year-old Arnulfo Garcia of Wendell; and 25-year-old Hugo Zuniga of Willow Spring. They were charged with cockfighting and conspiracy.

    The sheriff's office says additional charges are pending.

    Deputies also seized 14 parked cars at the home, 138 live chickens and 13 dead chickens, in addition to paraphernalia used for the cruel “sport” of cockfighting.

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