Three men arrested after 13 suspected stolen goats found in a Toyota Fortuner

CRIME

By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

HLOGOTLOU : Nebo and Hlogotlou Police arrested three suspects aged between 26 and 37 in connection with crimes ranging from possession of suspected stolen livestock, drugs (Nyaope), and an unlicensed firearm at Maserumole village on Thursday.

According to information, a member of the Sekhukhune Flying Squad was on his way to Tubatse to attend an interview when he noticed a suspicious tinted motor vehicle, a Toyota Fortuner silver in colour with four unknown male occupants.

The member pulled off the vehicle and when it stopped, one of the occupants opened the door and ran on foot.

He proceeded to search the driver and his crew.

While searching them, he found Nyaope’s drugs and an air gun in their possession.

The vehicle was also carrying 13 livestock (goats) which they couldn’t account for. While he was busy at the scene, a member of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) who was passing by noticed him and stopped to help.

The local Police were also notified and the suspects were arrested.

The suspects will be charged with possession of suspected stolen goods, possession of drugs (Nyaope) and unlawful possession of unlicensed firearms

The suspects will appear before Nebo Magistrate Court soon.

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