5 men nabbed for stealing goats in Meyerton

The animals had been reported stolen by their owner and the suspects will be charged with stock theft.

FILE: Officers cornered the vehicle earlier today. Picture: @SAPoliceService.

JOHANNESBURG - Five men have been arrested for illegally transporting 14 goats in the back of a minivan in Meyerton.

Officers cornered the vehicle earlier today.

The animals had been reported stolen by their owner and the suspects will be charged with stock theft.

The police's Maria Letsele said, "They stopped their vehicle and, upon questioning, they noticed the goats and they arrested them for possession of stolen stock."