Metro Police Officers attached to the Camera Response Unit (CRU) arrested four suspects for the possession of suspected stolen goods in Manenberg on Thursday, 24 February.
According to reports, officers received a tip-off about a truck transporting possible stolen goods. Officers then spotted the truck, accompanied by a white VW Polo, and pulled over the vehicles at the corner of Turfhall and Govan Mbeki Roads.
Officers found 177 whole lambs and 55 boxes of lamb liver in the truck, and two more lambs in the car. The goods have an estimated value of half a million rand.
The suspects between the ages of 30 and 27 years old were then detained at Manenberg SAPS for further investigation as they could not account for how they came to be in possession of the meat.
Meanwhile, Metro Police officers have also arrested 146 suspects, of which 65 were for the illegal possession and selling of drugs.
According to the City of Cape Town, other arrests included fire arms related crimes, domestic violence, property and commercial crimes. Officers also issued 4 712 fines during their weekly enforcement operations.