Cops, Department of Agriculture bust cockfighting ring

Police and Department of Agriculture officers seized this rooster, among more than 40, that they believe were used for cockfighting during a March 21 operation in the North Sound Estates area. - Photo: RCIPS

A joint operation by police and Department of Agriculture officers has led to the arrest of a Bodden Town resident on suspicion of animal cruelty.

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, officers conducted an operation on Friday at an address on Brushwood Way in Bodden Town in response to concerns from the community about disturbances and illegal activities being carried out there.

During the operation, six roosters that appeared to be used for cockfighting and implements used for cockfighting were seized by officers from the Department of Agriculture.

A 44-year-old man from Bodden Town was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and bailed pending further investigations into the matter.

The investigation is being carried out by the RCIPS with the assistance of the DoA.