More Than 200 Detained At Cockfighting Ring Bust

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    More than 200 people were arrested Thursday as a large cockfighting ring in Homestead was broken up. NBC 6's Steve Litz has the details on exactly what happened when a warrant was served. (Published Thursday, Apr 24, 2014)

    Miami-Dade Police have detained at least 200 people and expect to make multiple arrests after detectives found a large cockfighting ring in south Miami-Dade County.

    According to Detective Roy Rutland, the ring was discovered when MDPD Narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at 25425 Southwest 212th Avenue in Miami.

    Investigators released pictures of dozens of roosters locked in cages from inside the property, as well as photos of the actual ring used for fighting and a picture of a dead rooster.

    Multiple men were seen in plastic ties as police were trying to sort out the entire situation.

    Police said some people were released, but an exact number hasn't been revealed.

    The suspects will face a variety of criminal charges from illegal drug and alcohol sales to cruelty to animal charges.

    Stay with NBC 6 for more updates to this story as they become available.