$7,200 cock fights busted in Vietnam highlands

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Police in Vietnam's Central Highlands on Monday caught 50 people at a cockfighting gambling den which held matches worth US$7,200 a fight.

 

The cock fights were held at a local coffee plantation in Dak Nong Province. Most of the people caught were not locals and eight of them women.

 

Police seized more than VND120 million and $200 in cash, seven cars, 200 tickets each worth at least VND2 million for betting, and several motorbikes and cellphones.

 

Mai Xuan Muoi, owner of the den, said that people have to pay VND100,000 each to enter the den, where around ten cock fights were organized every day.

 

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The winners had to give Muoi 10 percent of the winnings and were required to tip the referee VND300,000 and the assistant VND200,000.

 

Official charges against Muoi and those arrested are pending.

 

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