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42 arrested at Phuket cockfight

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PHUKET: Forty-two people were arrested and charged with gambling following a raid at a Phuket cockpit yesterday afternoon.

The raid, led by Crime Suppression Division Area 5 Inspector Sitthikiat Srichan, came at 1:30pm at a rubber plantation area off Soi Suanwat in Rawai Village 1, behind Rawai Temple.

Among those arrested were two women, one of whom was pregnant.

All were taken to Chalong Police Station, where they were charged and held without bail.

Seized as evidence were four fighting cocks, two of which had already engaged in battle and appeared exhausted, badly scratched and partially de-feathered. Their legs were tightly bound together, rendering them unable to fight inside the rattan cage where they were held.

The Phuket Gazette

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