December 2, 2023
Picture credit score: Alexander Nguyen

Unlawful sharp blades and veterinary drugs utilized in cockfighting had been found hid inside a automobile throughout an inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Safety officers on the San Ysidro port of entry, authorities stated Wednesday.

At 2:44 p.m. Saturday, CPB officers on the border entry encountered a 55-year-old man driving a 2006 SUV, making use of for admission into the U.S., based on the CBP. The motive force was accompanied by a 57-year-old man, and each introduced a sound journey doc to enter the U.S.

After an preliminary examination, a CBP officer referred the automobile for additional inspection.

Officers carried out a radical inspection of the automobile and found {that a} whole of 690 cockfighting blades and various veterinary medicine had been hid within the glove compartment, heart console, baggage, and trunk of the automobile, the CBP stated.

“Rooster preventing, also called cockfighting, is prohibited in lots of international locations around the globe,”‘ stated Sidney Aki, CBP Director of Subject Operations in San Diego. “This apply is inhumane and CBP goals to forestall animal cruelty and shield the welfare of animals.”

The spurs are unlawful within the U.S. and legal guidelines prohibit the shopping for, promoting, delivering, or transporting sharp devices to be used in animal preventing.

The blades and medicine had been seized by CBP officers and the suspects had been turned over to Homeland Safety Investigations for additional investigation.

— Metropolis Information Service