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JULAU, Sept 20: Three men were arrested for allegedly involvement in cockfighting at an oil palm plantation at Jalan Sugai yesterday
Julau District Police Chief, DSP Andam Sulin said the suspects aged between 35 to 75 were apprehended following a tip-off from a member of the public.
“At about 2pm, a criminal investigation team rushed to the place after receiving a tip-off. They managed to arrest the three suspects and seized from them five live cocks, one weighing machine unit, a box section inscribed with numbers and a cockspur,” he said.
Andam said the case is being investigated under Section 3 (1) of the Cruelty to Animals Ordinance 1963.
At the same time, Andam said, all suspects have been compounded RM1,500 each under Rule 17 (1) of Regulations for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures in Local Areas of Infection) (No.3) 2021 for not adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the National Recovery Plan 2021.
“I would like to remind the public not to get involved in any cockfighting gambling activities and always follow the SOPs by not engaging in any gathering of people as it will cause the spread of Covid-19,” he said.
He warned that his department will not compromise with any party carrying out cockfighting activity and stern action will be taken against them if they are caught. — DayakDaily