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Man charged with smuggling illegal cockfighting weapons sentenced

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A man charged with smuggling illegal cockfighting weapons was sentenced Monday.

Joseph Toralba of Louisiana was arrested at the Honolulu International Airport earlier this year.

He was caught smuggling 263 gaffs from the Philippines.

The gaffs, which are knife-like objects used in cockfights, are illegal in the U.S.

Under a new law, transporting any animal fighting instrument is a three-year felony offense.

Toralba pled guilty and was sentenced to two months in jail.

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