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Posted: Jan 28, 2014 4:33 PM

Updated: Jan 28, 2014 6:02 PM

EDINBURG - Authorities arrested one more person in a cockfighting case.

Antonio Hinojosa was arrested Tuesday when he was released from Regional Medical Center in Brownsville. He was charged with cockfighting and animal cruelty.

Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies busted the cockfighting ring on Jan. 18 at a warehouse on East Owasa north of Edinburg.

Deputies found 99 gamecocks at the site, 21 of them dead. The surviving animals are under the county's care.

Fifty four people were cited for watching the fights. Six arrest warrants were issued for the organizers.

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