94 detained in cockfighting raid

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A cockfight in southern Vietnam. Gambling on cockfights is illegal in Vietnam. File photo. A cockfight in southern Vietnam. Gambling on cockfights is illegal in Vietnam. File photo.
Police in the central province of Nghe An on Friday said they detained 94 people following a raid of a cockfighting operation in Nam Dan District.
The raid on Thursday afternoon was carried out after police were tipped off about illegal cockfight gambling at the house of Trinh Thi Phuong, 65.

Officers seized VND184 million ($9,200) and $300 in cash as well as 22 live roosters.

Cao Tien Mai, the district's chief police officer, told Thanh Nien that the detainees were being questioned about their role in the ring.

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