Cockfighting ring organizer arrested in Pasco County - FOX 13 News

Cockfighting ring organizer arrested in Pasco County

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NEW PORT RICHEY (FOX 13) -

Pasco County Sheriff's deputies arrested the alleged kingpin of a major New York cockfighting ring. Moises Cruz, 71, was arrested at a home in Meadowpoint.

Cruz was wanted in connection with a large bust in New York called "Operation Angry Birds."

Seventy people were arrested in New York in connection with a large scale cockfighting ring.

During the raid, investigators rescued 3,000 birds cramped in cages at a farm in Queens. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (A.S.P.C.A.) is taking care of the birds.

Cruz is being taken back to New York to face charges for animal fighting.

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