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Deputies break up Nogales cockfighting operation

Posted at 11:00 AM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 14:00:52-04

Santa Cruz Sheriff's deputies broke up a Rio Rico cockfighting operation Tuesday night.

According to Sheriff Tony Estrada, authorities seized 75 chickens from the home. Detectives are investigating the scene as an illegal cockfighting operation.

An off-duty deputy discovered the home after spotting a man dumping two dogs on the side of the road. The man then admitted to owning cockfighting roosters.

Deputies arrested a 61-year-old suspect in connection with the scene.