7 persons nabbed for ‘illegal cockfighting’

ILOILO City – Seven persons were arrested for illegal cockfighting in Barangay Salamento, Caluya, Antique.

Police identified them as Eliseo Malutao; Julian Espelllo; Arman Tapic; Ronald Epitoto; Joefel De San Jose; Pritz Epitoto; and Isagani Mirador – all residents of the village. 

The suspects were caught around 5 p.m. on Nov. 2, police said.

Recovered from their possession were four game fouls and bet money which amounted to P700, the police added.

The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of the Caluya police station and charged for violation of Presidential Decree 449, or the Cockfighting Law of 1974./PN

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