May 27, 2023: Members of the Praedial Larceny Squad (PLS) believe they may have made a major breakthrough in a cattle stealing ring in Central following the arrest of two (2) men in Cunupia on Thursday, May 25th 2023.
The two men, ages 41 and 18, were arrested after they were found to be in possession of two (2) of the four (4) animals reported missing by a Central farmer.
On May 6th, the victim, a livestock farmer who occupies thirty (30) acres of leasehold agricultural, reported that four (4) of his animals were missing: two (2) bull calves valued at $5000.00 each and two (2) adult cows valued at $8000.00 each.
Based on the information received, the PLS, accompanied by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), visited an open area in Cunupia where two (2) of the four (4) missing animals were discovered.
The two (2) accused men, were arrested and charged by WPC Kissoon of the PLS South Central Base, in connection with the missing animals.
The PLS continues to work closely with members of the TTPS and other protective services to ensure the safety of the agricultural community.