Five men arrested with freshly slaughtered cow

17 May 2018 - 10:39 By Gareth Wilson
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Image: SUHAIB SALEM

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.

- HeraldLIVE

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