KUCHING: Police raided a premises suspected of conducting illegal cockfighting.
Thirty-seven persons were held in the Tuesday operation, including 29 locals and eight China citizens aged between 26 and 78.
Police reached the place near Kampung Merdang Gayam, Jalan Datuk Mohd Musa at 2.50pm to find the illegal activity in full swing.
Six cocks and equipment were seized, and the individuals were brought to the Kota Samarahan police station to have their statements taken.
The case is being investigated under Section 3 (1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1963. If found guilty, they face a fine of not more than RM1,000 or six months’ jail or both.