A Cuban was arrested on Monday in Miami because of the investigation into the cockfight.
This is Andrés Laguardia de la Vega, 52, who was raided by Miami-Dade police at his home in the 600 block of Northeast 14th Street, where they found three chickens, local media reported.
The animals were individually caged and counted, and their fur was shaved, the information said.
The police also found a training ring with “rooster shakers” and a small shed containing cockfighting equipment, syringes, steroid drugs, and shakers.
Laguardia de la Vega returned to the property while the search was being conducted and identified himself as the owner of the said property.
A woman who lives in an efficiency behind the main house confirmed that the Cuban is the owner of the chickens and got them during the six years that he lived there.
Laguardia’s father, for his part, told detectives that an unknown man paid his son to keep the chickens there.
Laguardia was arrested on charges of possession of animals for fighting, possession of animal fighting equipment, and use of property for animal fighting.
In this Cuban Facebook profile, you can see many posts referring to fighting cocks and claiming their legality.
In February, the Miami-Dade police discovered a cock ring in a rural area in the northwest corner of the county.
As a result of this operation, a Southwest Miami-Dade woman was arrested and charged with attending an animal fighting event.
A large cock ring with indoor seats and an outdoor viewing platform was found on the property where the woman lived, all inside a makeshift shelter.
The detained woman responded by the name of Elsa Sastureias, 57, identified as a “waitress” at the property who worked for tips.
Sastureias admitted that he was a friend of the property owner, but he did not employ or pay him.
At the end of December last year, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigating a possible kidnapping in the southwest of Miami-Dade ended in an arrest. a man who operates a large chicken ring in his home.
The subject, identified as Leonardo Cabrera, 59, was arrested after police raided his property, located at 24000 Southwest 123rd Avenue, in a semi-rural part of the Princeton community, in Homestead.