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Alleged stock thieves busted

Aug 23, 2018
Alleged stock thieves busted

Barkly East Visible Police member Cst Chachana was on duty when he noticed a suspicious motor vehicle and decided to stop it.

"Upon checking the vehicle, he noticed that it was carring live sheep," described police spokesperson, W/ O Moitheri Bojabotseha.

"He enquired about the ownership of the stock and he found that the documentation was wrong or false and immediately called for backup."

She said that a Detective, attached to Stock Theft Unit, was summoned to the scene.

"Further investigation revealed that the sheep was stolen in Lesotho."

Two suspects, aged between 34 and 37 years old, were arrested for possession of stock and the vehicle was also confiscated.

Both suspects will appear at Barkly East District Court soon.

Elliot Cluster Commander, Col Matshediso Gezani, commended the vigilance of members in particular Cst Chachana.

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