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Police recover smuggled livestock

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The SAPS Gemsbok Border Post recovered stolen livestock worth an estimated R32,000 that was allegedly smuggled over the Botswana border.

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THE SAPS Gemsbok Border Post recovered stolen livestock worth an estimated R32,000 that was allegedly smuggled over the Botswana border.

Upington SAPS spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela said on Monday that the port commander of Gemsbok acted on information regarding a suspect who was allegedly smuggling animals from Botswana.

“The animals were allegedly being sold in some areas near the border post. The team followed up and 15 goats and one sheep, with an estimated value of R32 000, were recovered on January 7.”

Masegela added that the suspect was detained while the animals were handed back to their lawful owners.

“The investigation continues.”

The acting district commander of ZF Mgcawu, Colonel Peet Coetzee, “applauded” the members of the Gemsbok Border Post for tracing and recovering the livestock.

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