Five men were arrested near Cannonville in the Eastern Cape on Thursday morning with a freshly slaughtered cow in their possession. Police suspect they had stolen the animal.
Police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge said the five were arrested along the N2 shortly after midnight.
“They were found in a white Opel Corsa bakkie which was driving at a [high] speed towards Port Elizabeth. The bakkie was fitted with a flashing orange light on the roof. SAPS members on patrol pulled it off [the road] and searched it‚” Beetge said.
“The freshly slaughtered cow was discovered on the back of the bakkie. It is suspected that the cow [value R16 000] was slaughtered during the night in Alexandria area and was being transported to the Motherwell area.”
Beetge said the five suspects – aged 26‚ 34‚ 36‚ 36 and 60 – were from the Motherwell area.
They are expected to appear in the Alexandria Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of stolen stock on Monday.
By: Gareth Wilson – HeraldLIVE