Flock of journalists nabbed over illegal cock fight

Thirteen journalists were among 27 people arrested for attending a cock fight in Phnom Penh on Sunday, with police saying that they did not believe the group was only there to gather information for news stories on the illegal activity.

Municipal police raided an empty plot of land on Duong Ngiep Road in Meanchey district’s Stung Meanchey district at about 3:30 p.m., according to a post on the National Police website. They detained 27 suspects and seized five roosters — two of which had died — as well as cock-fighting equipment, the report said.

The arrested journalists worked for ten low-profile news sites, including “Preah Chan Kampuchea”, “Khmer Popular News”, “RAKY News” and “SNT News”.

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