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Two Men Charged In Connection To Cockfighting Event In Texas, Sheriff Says

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Source: Cameron County Sheriff’s Office

Jun. 16 2022, Published 10:07 a.m. ET

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Two men in Texas were taken into custody in connection to an illegal cockfighting operation police busted, authorities said.

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According to the Cameron County Sheriff's Office, deputies acting on information they had gathered went to a San Benito property on June 11 and allegedly discovered multiple vehicles at a cockfighting event in progress.

In a shed where the rooster fights were held, deputies “were able to observe in plain view razor blades, slashers and syringes which are commonly used in cockfighting,” the sheriff’s office said.

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The owner of the property, Miguel Angel Turrubiartes, 31, allegedly told the officers he was responsible for hosting the cockfight, and he was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of cockfighting, according to the sheriff's office.

A second man at the event, Carlos Francisco Vega, 42, was also detained when he was asked to leave the property but refused, authorities said. He faces a misdemeanor charge of interference with public duties.

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