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Dog smugglers on the run in Cape Town

2012-09-05 16:00

Cape Town - Arrests in connection with the smuggling of dogs from South Africa to Angola has shed light on dog thefts in the Western Cape, police said on Wednesday.

Constable Zita Norman said the arrests of three men linked to smuggling dogs groomed for fighting had led to police investigating the theft of dogs in Tokai, Kirstenhof and the surrounding areas.

She could not say when the men were arrested. "The problem of dog thefts became so wide-spread, that dogs were reported stolen in Philippi, Kuils River, Mitchells Plain, Knysna and Tongaat in Durban."

Police suspected members of the syndicate were on the run in the Western Cape.

"A huge group of suspected stolen dogs were recovered and [are] being kept at a Bellville premises."

Norman said the dogs were handed over at border posts between South Africa and Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Comments
  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-05 16:15

    It wont be long and they will figure out how to steal the sugar from you coffee while you are still drinking..

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-05 16:21

    die die die die die die die die die - this is like stealing someones child - die die die die

  • delish7564 - 2012-09-05 16:23

    Thieving b&$@^~ds!!!

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-05 16:26

    This headline is midleading, I believe it the first round of ANCYL deportations back to the Congo.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-05 16:28

    Good and they should be locked up in overcrowded cages like they did to the dogs.

  • roche.brandy - 2012-09-05 16:28

    People are EVIL and cruel! Death penalty for people who participate in dog fighting!

  • Joubs1957 - 2012-09-05 16:42

    So glad to see there are other thing happening as well exept Lonmin and Juli arse

  • helio.paulo.7 - 2012-09-05 16:55

    Author should go and get Geography lessons....last i remember SA has no border with Angola

  • eugene.muller.7 - 2012-09-05 16:56

    Wtf next? Need to leave this savage continent...lost my interest.

      mark.richardson.3914207 - 2012-09-14 09:37

      Do it mate , millions of us have left that terrorist run banana republic. there is pro's and cons but not having 6ft walls , locked gates , panic buttons, BEE , unfair employment rules , sleep with your windows open in summer , on average in the whole of the EU there is only 28 murders a day ( population 738 million) and the SA regime is happy with the figure dropping to 55 a day in South Africa ( 50 million) , that says it all , many more words to replace SAVAGE.

  • carol.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-09-05 17:02

    All thanks to Maghitta Visser and family for doing the effort and getting the dogs back to their rightful owners! We need more angels like them

  • fjad1 - 2012-09-05 17:06

    Oh No!!... I saw this dog, that's pictured in the attached article .. " i stopped the handler in his tracks, said he has a beautiful dog__ he without hesitation Was willing to sell the DOG to Me" ___ If I' Only".. {seen Mowbray Area, near Police Station around 1.15pm 5th Sep}

  • fjad1 - 2012-09-05 17:07

    Oh No!!... I saw this dog, that's pictured in the attached article .. " i stopped the handler in his tracks, said he has a beautiful dog__ he without hesitation Was willing to sell the DOG to Me" ___ If I' Only".. {seen Mowbray Area, near Police Station around 1.15pm 5th Sep} There were 2 dogs...

  • fjad1 - 2012-09-05 17:16

    Oh No!!... I saw this dog, that's pictured in the attached article .. " i stopped the handler in his tracks, said he has a beautiful dog__ he without hesitation Was willing to sell the DOG to Me" ___ If I' Only".. {seen Mowbray Area, near Police Station around 1.15pm 5th Sep} {there were 2 dogs}

  • stephan.rossouw - 2012-09-05 18:25

    Wa is die dae toe die honde gebruik is om drugs op tespoor, Een vd dae gebruik hulle drugs om die honde op tespoor.... Met al die gehonde smokel.....

  • Vince.York - 2012-09-05 18:37

    and HOW MANY young baby's and kids vanish every month too???????? not necessarily to Angola or in one piece!

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-09-05 23:38

      Really??? This is about dogs !!

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-05 19:11

    I just hope they are not stolen to become new recruits for a dogy style movie.

  • julie.j.vanrensburg - 2012-09-06 05:24

    The more I come into contact with so-called "humanity," the more I love my dogs...

  • sisie.indola - 2012-09-06 07:11

    Name them and shame them - print their photo's so that everyone can see who these dips**ts are.

  • kathy.bez - 2012-09-14 09:30

    bust the group lock them up and throw away the key, or bring them to me and I will show you what to do with criminals

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