Cape Town – A 43-year-old man was reportedly arrested after police in the North West intercepted a minibus taxi and found 21 suspected stolen sheep bundled into the vehicle.
According to IOL, members of the Vryburg K9 Unit were on patrol around 01:00 on Saturday when they noticed a suspicious and stationary minibus along the road.
The minibus taxi had reportedly run out of petrol, the report said.
When the police approached the vehicle for inquiries, two people fled the scene, leaving a 43-year-old man behind.
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“A subsequent search led to the discovery of 21 sheep which were found loaded in the minibus. The suspect was arrested after failing to account for the possession and the vehicle was impounded,” said spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Amanda Funani as quoted by the report.
The sheep were allegedly stolen in Tsineng village, Times Live reported.
The suspect was scheduled to appear in the Vryburg magistrate’s court.
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo