Businessman caught with stolen chicken worth R270K
The police have arrested a 32-year-old businessman from Botshabelo, Free State after he was found with suspected stolen chicken.
The stolen chicken allegedly found with him worth about R270,000.
The frozen goods were suspected to have been hijacked from a truck transporting them in Bloemfontein area.
Warrant Officer, Lynda Steyn said the Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit were alerted of the incident on Thursday.
“The Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit received information on Thursday of suspected stolen goods that were being concealed in a well-known butchery, suspected to have been robbed from a hijacked Lesotho truck”.
The police immediately swung into action and apprehended the alleged suspect.
“A joint operation … descended on the premises with a search warrant and resulted in the discovery of various types of frozen chicken boxes and other stolen items.
“The team proceeded to the N8 alongside Verkeerdevlei Road where the R450,000 hijacked truck was recovered. No injuries were reported to the driver during the time of the offence,” Steyn said.
“All recovered items were handed over to the lawful owners who travelled from Lesotho”, Stteyn said.
The suspect will appear in the Botshabelo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Steyn concluded that Investigations are still ongoing.
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