Police arrest 15 in “tupada” raid
 
San Andres, Catanduanes  ·  
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Fifteen persons were apprehended in a police raid on illegal cockfighting in a remote barangay of San Andres town on Good Friday, with dead and live fighting cocks among those seized as evidence.

Catanduanes police provincial director P/Col. Paul Abay stated in his report that at 11:30 A.M. of April 19, 2019, elements of San Andres police station led by deputy police chief Lt. Roderick Bino, under the supervision of acting police chief Capt. Roderik Dismaya, swooped down on the “tupada” then  being held at sitio Calumagon in barangay San Isidro.

Those arrested were identified as Michael Sabido, Jesus Potes, Jesus Magno, Rener Robles, Jerry Clopino, Jerome Clopino, Arlene Vallespin, Jodel Suplig, Silvestre Clopino, Jexon Baynosa, Rex Gianan, Rafael Samonte, Roland Samonte, Rodulfo Gurrobat, and Greg Vargas.

Among the confiscated pieces of evidence were 17 dead fighting cocks, three (3) live fighting cocks, eight (8) metal spurs or "tari", eight (8) rolls of adhesive tape, six (6) pcs small bundles of string, a sling bag, a roll of black electrical tape, and cash amounting to P4,311.00 in different denominations.

A case for violation of Presidential Decree 449 or the Cockfighting Law, as amended by PD 1602, is being prepared by apprehending unit.


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