Three persons were arrested in Bato town last week after the police raided an illegal cockfighting activity in barangay Binanuahan on Christmas Day.
Police authorities said a team led by PSSg John Paul Vega and under the supervision of officer-in-charge PLt. Fidel Romero Jr. caught the trio while engaging in “tupada” at about 5 P.M. of Dec. 25, 2020.
Confiscated from the suspects were a live fighting cock, cockfighting gaff and cash amounting to P1,029.00.
They were brought to the police station for custodial investigation.
A ranking official of the municipality identified the arrested suspects as: Efren Vargas, 56, Jobert Tarnate, 26, and Nelmar Lopez, 29, all residents of Binanuahan. They will be charged for violation of Presidential Decree 449.