Five men arrested with freshly slaughtered cow
Five men were arrested near Cannonville in the Eastern Cape on Thursday morning with a freshly slaughtered cow in their possession.
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.