SEVEN men and one woman have been held for cockfighting in Gasparillo
They were held at Soodeen Trace, Gasparillo on Easter Sunday.
Police said based on information from an informant, Senior Supt Wayne Mohammed, Head of the Southern Division, coordinated and led a team of police officers to Soodeen Trace.
Police arrived at the rented premises, with high walls and gates around 11.50 am.
Investigators said the people who were there attempted to escape, but they were all arrested by the police.
The suspects, including the owner of the premises, ranged in ages between 31 and 45 years and live in Chaguanas, Princes Town, Cunupia, Talparo, and Gasparillo.
Investigators found and seized numerous gamecocks, which were being prepared for fighting, as well as the gayelle.
The eight suspects were taken to the Gasparillo Police Station for further questioning.