Huge Dogfighting Bust Went Down Only After Cops Brought Their Pit Bulls to the Fight By Keegan Hamilton Thursday, Sep 2 2010 The grainy footage shows two snarling pit bulls in a dimly lit barn, staring each other down through a haze of cigarette smoke. Walled in by a makeshift ring of three-foot-high plywood planks, the collarless dogs twitch and wag their tails, expending nervous energy like prizefighters shadowboxing in the ring moments before the opening bell. Both dogs are males and have a tan coat and a white belly, which makes it difficult to tell them apart
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 09, 2010 Contact: Special Agent Roberto Bryan Number: (504) 840-1360 Pit Bull and Cock Fights Used as Networking Tool for Drug Traffickers AUG 09 — LAKE CHARLES, La. + The main organizer and supervisor of a lucrative drug trafficking organization responsible for transporting kilogram quantities of cocaine and marijuana from the Brownsville, Texas area, was sentenced on August 5, 2010 to 12.5 years in federal prison, followed by five years supervised release. Pedro Mendez Ramos, 41, of Church Point, La., was sentenced by U.