Spanish police arrest 182 people in raid on illegal cockfight

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Cannabis plants, dead roosters and €300,000 cash seized as participants in banned sport face prison

Spanish police have arrested 182 people who took part in a national cockfighting competition, an ancient sport that continues in some regions despite being banned.

Officers seized about €300,000 (£270,000) during Saturday’s raid in the southern town of Sangonera la Verde.

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