Miami-Dade authorities smash cockfighting operation

Cockfighting ringMiami-Dade authorities have raided a cockfighting ring in an agricultural area in Miami. Police arrested approximately 100 individuals who were involved in the illegal gambling operation. Besides the cockfighting ring, the suspects were also engaged in drugs activities.

Drugs, firearms and cash

Prior to the raid, undercover agents visited the site and purchased drugs. Yesterday, a police team raided the premises and caught nearly 200 people betting on cockfights. Some of the people carried a firearm, according to a police statement. Agents seized guns, drugs, cash, in addition to many roosters.

Big catch

Alejandro Queupumil appears to be the brains behind the cockfighting ring, according to local media. Most suspects arrested face multiple charges, involving illegal gun possession, drugs, clandestine betting and animal abuse. Cockfighting is quite popular in Miami, but Miami-Dade authorities consider yesterday’s as a big catch.
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