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Aug 29, 2013 8:47 AM

Nearly 400 Cockfighting Birds Seized Near Houston

HOUSTON - Investigators say nearly 400 roosters believed meant for illegal cockfighting have been seized in the Houston area as part of a drug-related case.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says criminal charges are pending against two men.

Authorities on Wednesday announced the animals were confiscated Aug. 23 in north Harris County as deputies responded to a kidnapping complaint. Investigators found no evidence of an abduction but came upon 377 roosters in cages, plus confiscated nearly 7 pounds of cocaine, marijuana and $40,000.

The roosters have been turned over to an animal welfare group.

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