Dozens Cited in Cockfighting Ring

About 140 roosters were seized

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012  |  Updated 12:10 PM CDT
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Dozens Cited in Cockfighting Ring

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Dozens of birds were taken away by authorities.

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Investigators who broke up a cockfighting ring in South Texas have cited more than 70 people and seized about 140 roosters.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office also confiscated blades, cages, harnesses and about $42,000.

A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter was used in Sunday's raid in southwest Bexar County.

The San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday that deputies cited 74 people and impounded 26 vehicles left unclaimed after the alleged participants tried to flee.

Animal Care Services helped remove the live roosters, plus about 20 dead ones.    

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