Two suspects nabbed in possession of stolen livestock

Two suspects nabbed in possession of stolen livestock
Two suspects nabbed in possession of stolen livestock. Image source: SAPS

Two men aged between 41 and 52 years old, have been arrested for possession of suspected stolen livestock (cattle) by a Umzinyathi District office official at KwaSithole area under the Dundee policing precinct.

On Sunday, 23 June 2023 a very brave and vigilant police officer who was driving from Dundee to Kranskop on the R33 Road, noticed a bakkie pulling a trailer with four cattle inside. He then tactically approached the said bakkie to inspect the required documentation for transporting those cattle.

The bakkie had two occupants, and the trailer had four cattle. While checking the documents he found it not completed as required and the brand marks were not clearly visible. The occupants further failed to give proper explanation as to where they were taking these cattle to. The Glencoe Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit was activated for further investigation. The lawful owner of the cattle from Dannhauser positively identified the said cattle they were then handed back to the owner.

The suspects were detained at the Dundee Police Station and they will appear in Court soon.

The Umzinyathi District Commissioner Major General Francis Slambert wishes to congratulate the police official for his bravery and professionalism in conducting this arrest as stock theft is one of the concerning crimes in the area.

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