Stock thieves employ new tricks – Police

Motube noted that stock theft will not easily end soon
Motube noted that stock theft will not easily end soon

As the police's continued mounting of a massive fight against stock theft syndicates through anti-stock theft operation known as Kgomo-Khumo in the Central District, the operatives have since established new tricks that stock thieves employ to easily immobilise and then slaughter cattle.

The police have established that thieves injure or cut tendons or mesiga of cows in the vernacular to immobilise them and later slaughter and sell their meat at a giveaway price. They have also discovered that with their modus operandi the thieves just hang around the grazing areas, pounce on cows and slash/ cut their archilles tendons to immobilise them.

In an interview with Mmegi, the Botswana Police Service (BPS) public relations officer, Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube said Kgomo-Khumo operatives are currently fighting the scourge as they continue to register fresh cases against criminals.

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