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Theft of agriculture herbicide worth R430k, 2 suspects arrested

Two men will appear in the Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Court after they were found in possession of suspected stolen agriculture herbicide to an estimated value of R430 000-00.

On 11 May 2023, at about 17:15, an intelligence-driven operation was conducted by Crime Intelligence, Welkom Public Order Policing and Odendaalsrus Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit after they received information that suspects loaded the poison onto a Nissan 1 Ton bakkie and a trailer.

The information further states that the suspects were traveling to Welkom.

The team conducted a waylay operation on the Odendaalsrus/Wesselsbron road. The bakkie matching the description circulate was spotted and stopped.

The suspects could not provide proper documentation for the 95 x 20-liter Round Up poison.

An additional 14 20-liter drums full of Round Up poison were found hidden at the house of one of the suspects in Monyakeng, Wesselsbron.

The bakkie and trailer were also seized.

The suspects, both aged 40, from Monyakeng in Wesselsbron are facing possession of suspected stolen agriculture poison and will appear soon in Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Court.

SAPS Newsroom

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