Three held for holding cock-fighting competition in Petra Jaya

Sarawak CID team busting a cockfighting ring in a kampung near Kuching city. – Police pic

By Chew Lip Song

THREE men have been arrested for organising a cock-fighting competition in in Kampung Gersik, Petra Jaya yesterday, despite the movement control order (MCO).

The Star reported that the trio will not only be charged with violating the MCO but also for illegal betting and committing cruelty towards animals.

Sarawak CID chief Senior Asst Comm Denis Leong said a CID team carried out the raid yesterday afternoon.

“The CID team from Sarawak police headquarters carried out the raid after receiving information on cock-fighting activities there.

SAC Leong said the arrested trio will be charged with illegal betting and will also be charged with committing cruelty towards animals.

They face another charge for violating the MCO under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulation, he added.

The charge for violating the MCO carries a jail term of up to two years and fine of up to RM10,000 upon conviction.

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