Rancher allegedly steals 40 heads of cattle


Police in ‘B’ Division are searching for the owner of a ranch located in the Backlands Savannah of Bloomfield Village, Corentyne after a number of stolen cows and calves were found on his ranch.

According to a police statement, a report was received on Friday, November 17, 2017, by cattle farmer, Nandkishore Tagram of Number 62 Village, Corentyne, that forty heads of his cattle, including calves branded with his registered brand DON14 went missing.

He said the cows and calves were left to graze outside of his ranch at Number 62 Village Backlands when they went missing. Acting on information received, two police officers visited the ranch in the Backlands Savannah of Bloomfield Village, Corentyne, on Sunday, in the company of Tagram but were prevented from gaining entry by the ranch’s owner, to check if the animals were there.

A party of policemen returned to the ranch which is owned by a resident of Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne the following the day and on arrival, the owner and some workers fled. Police noted that 23 of the missing cows, including three calves, eighteen of which bore the victim’s brand number were found.

A 27-year-old labourer of Tain Village, Corentyne was taken into custody and is assisting with the investigation.

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