NEW YORK, NY (CNN) - Roughly 3,000 birds were seized this weekend in the largest cockfighting bust in state history.
Seventy people were taken into custody, and nine felony arrests were made in Operation Angry Birds.
Officers with the state's organized crime task force raided a cockfight in Queens, a pet shop in Brooklyn and a farm in upstate Plattekill.
Cockfighting is a crime in all 50 states. In New York, cockfighting and possession of a fighting bird at a fighting location are felonies.
The maximum sentence is four years in jail and a fine of $25,000.
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