Two suspected cattle thieves were arrested in Upington on Wednesday after they were seized with 15 stolen cattle in their possession.
According to Brig. Police spokesperson Mohale Ramatseba said members of the units against the theft of livestock and endangered species of Springbok and Upington caught the suspects at gunpoint while in Upington receiving money for the sale of the cattle.
These units worked to arrest the suspects after receiving confidential information about the men’s operations and no less than four cattle theft complaints were lodged with the Onseepkans police station.
Ramatseba says the cattle were apparently transported to Upington after they were stolen on a farm near Onseepkans.
“Some of the livestock owners were not even aware that their livestock had been stolen and then found, but were very relieved. The cattle were identified by their owners and the animals were returned to them, ”says Ramatseba.
Capt. Springbok unit commander Karel du Toit says the collaboration between the Springbok and Upington units was fantastic. He thanked all the members who helped to arrest the suspects.
Du Toit also thanked the community of Onseepkans who provided information about the incidents to the police.
The suspects will appear in the Pofadder Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of stock theft.
The police investigation continues.