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Monday, 18 June 2012 - 12:59
22 arrested for cock-fighting in Wennappuwa.
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22 persons have been arrested by police who had been place bets at a cock fight arena in the Fathima Watte area in Bandirippuwa, Marawila.

According to our correspondent the arena had been functioning over a considerable period of time aided by provincial political authorities and the police.

During yesterdays raid 8 fighting cocks, 13 motor bikes, and a stash of cash had been confiscated by police.

The suspects are due to be produced before the Marawila Magistrate today.

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