DURBAN – The operations by the Zululand Task Team and local farmers are still ongoing in the Zululand District in the fight against stock thieves.

Last night at 21:30, the team followed up on information regarding stock thieves that were operating at Vryheid and Hlobane using several vehicles. A suspicious bakkie with two occupants was spotted along Hlobane Road next to Vaalbank. The vehicle was stopped and upon searching the vehicle, police found a heifer loaded at the back of the bakkie. The investigation was conducted and it was established that the cow was stolen at a farm in Hlobane.

The stolen animal was positively identified by the lawful owner. Two suspects aged 43 and 54 were placed under arrest for possession of stolen stock. The suspects are appearing before the Hlobane Magistrates Court.

Source: South African Police Service

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