Another Honda Fit intercepted with stolen meat

Honda fit
Honda fit

Three weeks after Dibete police intercepted a car at the Dibete Barrier Gate loaded with suspected stolen slaughtered cow, another ‘cattle rustler’ was caught in possession of stolen meat.

A 46-year-old man from Mmaphashalala was apprehended while transporting the carcass, wrapped in black plastics, in a Honda Fit car last Thursday at Leshibitse. According to the Dibete Police Station commander, Superintendent Meshack Ranku, the accused was arrested while driving along a gravel road that passes through Veterinary Gate Six from Mookane, apparently trying to avoid going through the Dibete Barrier Gate.

"Interrogated by police, the suspect was unable to satisfactorily account for its origin. He later led the police to the crime scene at Sekwaba cattle post near Dovedale where the skin, head and other remains of the cow were found," Ranku explained.

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