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Five arrested transporting freshly-slaughtered cow on the N2

May 17, 2018
Five arrested transporting freshly-slaughtered cow on the N2

Five male suspects were arrested on Thursday morning just after midnight near the Cannonvale crossing on the N2 in possession of a freshly-slaughtered cow.

"This follows after they were found in a white Opel Corsa bakkie, which was driving at a fast speed towards Port Elizabeth. The bakkie was fitted with a flashing orange light on the roof and SAPS members on patrol pulled it off and searched it," said police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"The freshly slaughtered cow was discovered on the back of the bakkie."

Captain Beetge said that it is suspected that the cow, valued at R16 000, was slaughtered during the night in Alexandria area and suspected to be transported to the Motherwell area.

"All five suspects, aged 26, 34, 36, 36 and 60 years, are from the Motherwell area," he described.

"They will will face charges of possession of stolen stock in the Alexandria Magistrate's Court on Monday."

Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie, applauded the arrests and added; "Our SAPS visibility and patrols will continue on all the major routes in and out of Nelson Mandela Bay. Criminals attempting to use these routes to transport their stolen goods will be stopped in their tracks."

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