LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Officials said an illegal cockfighting operation was busted in South Los Angeles Wednesday.

Several people were detained when LAPD — aided by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — served a search warrant at a South Los Angeles property.

Cockfighting paraphernalia, several birds and other evidence of cockfighting was seized, said Ana Bustilloz of the SpcaLA.

The location of the raid was not disclosed.

Bustilloz said the LAPD’s Animal Cruelty Task Force, Animal Control and building inspectors also took part.

An animal cruelty conviction is a felony and can lead to a fine up to $2o,000 and jail time.

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