Cattle rustlers likely to spread FMD

Motube said stock theft in the Boteti area remains a concern as officers continue to arrest suspects in possession of stolen cattle and carcasses PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Motube said stock theft in the Boteti area remains a concern as officers continue to arrest suspects in possession of stolen cattle and carcasses PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Despite government's concerted efforts to contain the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Ngamiland District, the police fear cattle rustlers are likely to hamper such efforts and lead to the spread of the disease into the green zone of Boteti.

The police continue to arrest stock theft suspects and confiscate stolen stock and indications are that indeed stock theft has become a paying job for perpetrators.

The Botswana Police Service (BPS) public relations officer, assistant commissioner Dipheko Motube said stock theft in the Boteti area remains a concern as officers continue to arrest suspects in possession of stolen cattle and carcasses. “We have arrested three men of Makalamabedi in possession of five cattle at Matsiara cattle post allegedly stolen at Mpayabana farm. The five cattle are three calves and two cows,” he said.

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