By BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 08:10 AM, January 25, 2021
BiliranIsland.com

Naval, Biliran — Twelve persons were arrested when local police raided an illegal cockfighting activity around 10:00 am of Jan. 24 in Sitio San Vicente, Brgy. Villaconsuelo, Naval, Biliran.

Naval Chief of Police Major Michael John Astorga identified the arrested suspects as Laurencio Delda, 53, married, farmer a resident of Brgy Villaconsuelo; Bernaldo Bacay, 48, married, farmer a resident of Brgy Villaconsuelo, and a 4Ps member; Cepriano Bohol, 65, with live-in partner, self-employed a Brgy. Tomalistis, Caibiran, Biliran; William Solayao, 51, married, jobless and resident of Brgy Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran; Ronnie Colipaopao, 26, with live-in partner, farmer and a resident of Brgy. Villaconsuelo (a SAP member); Joel Luaya, 51, married, jobless, a resident of Brgy Villaconsuelo, Naval, Biliran (4Ps member); Aquilino Yorag, 60, married, tricycle driver, a resident of Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran (SAP member); Ricky Matugas, 38, married, laborer, a resident of Brgy Villaconsuelo, Naval, Biliran (4Ps member); Diosdado Solamo, 61, married, jobless, a resident of Brgy. Villaconsuelo; Leopoldo Virutao, 64, jobless, a resident of Brgy Capiñahan, Naval, Biliran;
Nelson Verba, 51, married, farmer a resident of Brgy Villaconsuelo, Naval, Biliran, (4Ps member); and, Mark Mejares, 40, married, jobless and a resident of Brgy Tomalistis, Caibiran, Biliran.

The police report said that they received information about an illegal cockfighting activity that was happening at the hillside portion of the place, which prompted them to immediately respond to the place. The report continued that when the police arrived, many people watching the illegal cockfighting run towards different directions. But still they were able to arrest the 12 persons because they were cornered in one place.

Police recovered four dead fighting cocks, two with still attached gaffs/blades, two wounded fighting cocks (caught fighting), six unharmed fighting cocks, and one hundred pesos (100.00) bill. The police estimated the value of all recovered evidences at more or less P14, 000.00.

The arrested suspects together with the recovered pieces of evidence were brought to the police station for proper disposition. – BiliranIsland.com

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