Butcher and six accomplices arrested for stock theft

Butcher and six accomplices arrested for stock theft. Photo: SAPS
Butcher and six accomplices arrested for stock theft. Photo: SAPS

A 46-year-old suspect, who is believed to be the owner of the local butchery in the Kimberley CBD, was arrested along with his six accomplices who were found in possession of seven stolen cattle worth R135 000.

The suspects were arrested at a farm in Roodepan over the weekend of 29 and 30 July 2017, after they were found with a trailer loaded with Bonsmara and slaughtered two cattle.

Our preliminary investigation indicates that the all seven cattle were to be slaughtered and its meat was destined to be sold at the suspect’s butchery in the Kimberley CBD. The suspects aged between 36 and 58 were in the act busy slaughtering one of the cattle and ready to be skinned.

Police confiscated the bakkie and trailer which were used to transport stolen the cattle.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape Major General de Waal, commended the Northern Cape Flying Squad members, for their vigilance which led to the swift arrest of the stock theft suspects.

The suspects will appear before the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 31 July 2017, facing a charge of stock theft.

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