Eight held for cockfighting in Gasparillo

Game cocks seized by police at the residence in Gasparillo. (Image: TTPS)

Seven men and one woman were arrested for participating in cockfighting, earlier today.

Based on information received from an informant, Senior Supt Wayne Mohammed, Head of the Southern Division, coordinated and led a team of police officers to Soodeen Trace in Gasparillo.

Police officers arrived at the rented premises—which had high walls and gates—at about 11:50 am today, Sunday 12th April 2020.

Official police reports state that persons who were on the premises attempted to escape, but they all were arrested by the police.

The suspects, including the owner of the premises, range in ages between 31 and 45 years. They reportedly live in Chaguanas, Princes Town, Cunupia, Talparo, and Gasparillo.

Investigators found and seized numerous game cocks, which were being prepared for fighting, as well as the Gayelle.

The eight suspects were taken to the Gasparillo Police Station for further questioning.