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Nebraska authorities arrest 32 in cockfighting bust

November 25, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities arrested 32 men and seized 186 roosters when they broke up a cockfighting event.

The Omaha World-Herald reports the Nebraska Humane Society raided a farm near Louisville, Nebraska, on Saturday after receiving a tip about a cockfighting event there.

Mark Langan with the Nebraska Humane Society says the raid broke up a large, well organized cockfighting operation.

The men who were arrested range in age between 20 and 67. They all face charges of participating, viewing or promoting cockfighting. Two juveniles were also detained.

Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann says the two property owners said they didn’t know why so many people were on their property.

Many others at the cockfighting event were able to escape into fields near the property before officers could arrest them.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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