200 stolen animals recovered

RETHABILE MOHONO

MASERU – Over 200 stolen cattle and goats were recovered during a three-day South African police operation to deal with cross-border crimes affecting both South Africa and Lesotho.

“Operation Servamus” was conducted between August 6 and 8, where police seized 117 cattle and 107 goats, four sheep and seven horses.

According to Times Live, police spokesperson Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said various operations including road blocks, stop-and-search operations as well as visits to livestock kraals, butcheries and abattoirs were conducted.

Livestock owners were also part of the operation to help identify their stolen stock.

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