Stolen livestock recovered

2015-12-09 06:00
A LARGE number of stolen livestock has been recovered by the Monontsha Port of Entry police. Here are some of the animals. Photo: Supplied

A LARGE number of stolen livestock has been recovered by the Monontsha Port of Entry police. Here are some of the animals. Photo: Supplied

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PHUTHADITJHABA. – The Monontsha Port of Entry police recovered a large number of livestock that had been stolen in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. Three suspects fled when confronted by police.

The Monontsha Port of Entry police received information regarding stolen livestock in their area on Friday (04/12) at about 03:00.

According to Sgt Mmako Mophiring, spokesperson, they followed the tip-off and found a large number of livestock behind the fence of the school in the village.

“The three suspects, believed to be Lesotho nationals, fled. It was established that the livestock – 4 cattle, 13 goats and 131 sheep – from Lesotho were to be sold on the free market in Qwaqwa. The animals were worth an estimated R200 000.

“An enquiry has been opened. The Phuthaditjhaba Stock Theft Unit and Lesotho mounted police detectives will work together to establish ownership.”

Anyone with information can call the Phuthaditjhaba police on 058-718-0895.

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