Cockfighting Ring Busted Up on Long Island

Police on Long Island arrested four people after they uncovered a cockfighting ring set up in the basement of a home in Central Islip.

Police raided the home Saturday night after getting an anonymous tip and removed 39 roosters in addition to a large cockfighting ring.

Police also seized tools used to prepare the birds for fighting, a timer, spectator seating, and gambling records.

The four men were arrested on various charges, including prohibition of animal fighting, sale of alcohol without a license, and promoting gambling.

Last week, eight people were arrested in the Bronx for cockfighting and dozens of roosters were removed from a basement apartment building.

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