The police operation, codenamed Kennels, began in August last year by request of the Fuengirola law courts as part of another legal process. The judge had passed on video material of the said dog fights.
The owners of the dogs, which can be seen bleeding profusely from open wounds, appeared in some shots within the video evidence. Further inspection allowed them to pin down the location and dates of the fights (probably phonecam videos).
Apparently the dog-fighting events were arranged via social media and only people of trust were invited.
One of the habitual locations is, the police believe, a kennel belonging to one of the suspects, where there is a special dog-fighting pit set up.
The police also believe that the supects played music at high volume to drown out the noise of the fight; in other words, the growling, barking and yelping. The said fights took place between 2011 up to 2016.
The injured dogs that survived do not appear to have received any veterinary assistance.
(News: Fuengirola, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)