Bothaville: The farmer blew the whistle after he was approached by two men selling maize seed. A joint operation was held which led to two arrests and seizure of the seed.
On the 13 August 2021, a joint operation held between Bothaville Visible Policing members, Welkom K9 Unit and Provincial Traffic Department on R30 /R75 roads.
One of the farmers in Vierfontein district gave information about unknown African men selling maize seed.
The operation was organized and two suspects were arrested between the ages of 25 and 26 years old.
“They are from Kgotsong and in their possession 177 bags of maize seed which weighed 20 kg and valued R850 000,” SAPS Spokesperson Captain Stephen Thakeng revealed to Kasi Voice News.
The two suspects are facing possession of suspected stolen maize seed and they will appear on the 16 August 2021 in Bothaville Magistrate Court.
The District Commissioner of Lejweleputswa, Maj Gen Lerato Molale expressed his joy for this multidisciplinary approach towards eradicating crime.
“Thanks to the farmer who trusted the SAPS with this sensitive information. We will continue to squeeze the space for crimes committed in the farming community,” addressed Captain Thakeng.