Posted on March 20, 2017

Authorities Raid Cockfighting Operation in Southwest Detroit

Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press, March 19, 2017

Authorities raided a building in southwest Detroit on Saturday as part of an investigation into cockfighting and illegal gambling.

There were 86 people inside the abandoned building in the 1200 block of Green, near Springwells and I-75, when multiple agencies executed a search warrant around 1 p.m, said Khaalid Walls, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“We made approximately 50 administrative arrests for individuals who were in violation of immigration law,” he said. “And those individuals will be detained in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.”

{snip} When officials arrived, there were more than 100 birds at the location.