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Sheep worth R187 200 seized at roadblock by Uitenhage police

Nov 19, 2015
Sheep worth R187 200 seized at roadblock by Uitenhage police

Members from SAPS Uitenhage, outside Port Elizabeth, and the local traffic department, conducted routine roadblocks on the R334, between Motherwell and Uitenhage on Thursday morning, which resulted in the issuing of a total of 26 traffic fines to the value of R8 850.

"A 40-year-old male driver was arrested on charges ranging from possession of stock not marked in accordance with the stock theft act (Act 57 of 1959) and under Section 8, documents incomplete (Stock theft act, Act 57 of 1959)," Eastern Cape police said. 

"Police confiscated 144 sheep to the value of R187 200 that was underway from Somerset East to Despatch.  The suspect will appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Monday."

Members from the Vehicle Identification Section of the Police also confiscated a truck for further investigation as the engine number was incomplete.

A 44-year-old suspect was arrested for the possession of 5g dagga worth R30. 

Uitenhage Station Commander, Brigadier Leonie Bentley, applauded the team for their good work.

“The South African Police Service in Uitenhage will continue with their fight against crime and we will continue to act against those individuals who do not abide by the laws," he said.