Husband and wife arrested for organizing cockfighting ring

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POSTED: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:43pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 9:31am

A husband and wife are behind bars after Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested the pair for allegedly organizing a cockfighting ring.

Officials say Pablo Casares and his wife, Diana, are charged with running a cockfighting right at their ranch located just north of Weslaco.  Deputies raided their property Saturday and seized roosters, cash, and gambling paraphernalia.

Both suspects admitted to their involvement in organizing the illegal cockfighting business.

Pablo Casares was given a $10,000 bond.  Diana Casares received a bond set at $4,000.

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