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Puna Cockfight 03/10/99
HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO VICE SECTION
LIEUTENANT CHAD FUKUI
MARCH 9, 1999
Hilo Vice Section, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Criminal Investigation Section and Puna Patrol officers arrested six men for a variety of offenses as a result of a raid on a cockfight Tuesday evening (March 9, 1999) in the Orchidland Estates subdivision, Puna District.
About 125 persons were attending the cockfight when it was raided on a search warrant at 8:15 p.m.
All were released pending further investigation.
In addition to the arrests, $4,854 in cash was seized for forfeiture.
The raid was part of the police department’s active enforcement of laws against cockfighting and illegal gambling on the Big Island.
Tuesday’s cockfight raid was the second in less than a week. On Sunday, Hilo and Kona Vice Section and Criminal Intelligence Unit officers arrested four men as the result of a raid on a cockfight Sunday in Pahala, Ka’u District.
Anyone with information about cockfighting or other illegal gambling activities is asked to call Hilo Vice at 961-2258 or Kona Vice at 326-4240.
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