20 Stolen goats recovered, Colesberg

South African Police Service

20 Stolen goats recovered, Colesberg
20 Stolen goats recovered, Colesberg

The Pixley Ka Seme District Commander, Brigadier Nomana Adonis, led a multi-disciplinary operation dubbed Vhuthu Hawe throughout the Pixley Ka Seme District.

Law enforcement agencies, which formed part of the Operation included De Aar Public Order Police, DPCI, Immigration Officers, Visible Police, Northern Cape Provincial Traffic Officers, VCIU, Tactical Response Team and SAPS Legal Service focused mainly on trans-national crimes such as human trafficking, drug trafficking, wildlife poaching, offences under the Firearm Control Act, Road Traffic Offences, undocumented persons, stock theft and vehicle theft.

On-going static roadblocks were held at the N1 weigh bridge in Colesberg and on the N8 between Campbell and Schimdtsdrift.

On 15 April 2022, at approximately 08:00, members of Campbell police station pounced on a white Toyota Hilux bakkie loaded with 20 suspected stolen goats.

The suspect was stopped at a static road block on the N8.

The suspect could not provide the police with a reasonable answer with regards to ownership of the goats or proof of purchase. The bakkie including the goats were confiscated.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Douglas Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of stock theft.

On 14 April 2022, on the N1 weigh bridge in Colesberg, more than 900 vehicles were stopped and searched, including 920 persons were searched. Traffic fines to the value of more than R11 000 were issued to motorists for violating the Road Traffic Act.

The operations will continue to ensure a safe and peaceful Easter weekend.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service