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Upington cops nab trio transporting suspected stolen sheep

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Seven sheep valued at R14,000 were confiscated by members of the Upington police.

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SEVEN suspected stolen sheep, valued at R14 000, that were being transported in a bakkie were confiscated by members of the Upington police.

Upington SAPS spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela said on Tuesday that members of Upington Crime Prevention and Rural Safety, in conjunction with members from the Upington Stock Theft and Endangered Species unit, reacted to information received regarding a bakkie transporting suspected stolen sheep during the early hours of Monday morning, November 8.

“The vehicle was found by the police and the three male occupants transporting the livestock were unable to produce proof of ownership of the sheep. Preliminary investigations led to the owner of the sheep, who positively identified them by means of tattoo marks,” said Masegela.

He added that the sheep, as well as the bakkie that was used in the commission of a suspected crime, were confiscated.

“The three suspects, aged 29, 21 and 17 years old, are expected to appear in court soon.”

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