UPDATE: TWO men accused of stealing stock around Dirranbandi, Bollon and Wyandra areas had their cases adjourned in the St George Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
A 45-year-old Dirranbandi man and a 34-year-old Bollon man were facing a total of 108 charges including suspected stock theft, fraudulent goat sales and uttering of false documents.
Their case was adjourned until May 16 at St George Magistrates Court.
AS REPORTED EARLIER: Officers from the Roma and Charleville Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squads (SARCIS) have made a number of arrests in relation to an ongoing six month investigation involving stock related offences in the Dirranbandi, Bollon and Wyandra areas.
On the weekend of February 11-12, police charged a 45-year-old Dirranbandi man and a 34-year-old Bollon man with a total of 108 charges including 27 charges relating to the suspected stealing of stock, 27 charges relating to the fraudulent sale of goats, 27 charges relating to the uttering of false documents and 27 charges relating to the entering of false information on waybills/movement advice forms.
Both men have been bailed to appear in the St George Magistrates Court on March 14.
SARCIS officers said it was illegal for any persons to muster, capture, move or remove any stock, including goats, without the consent of the land owner or legal custodian. This includes stock routes, town commons or reserves under the control of the local government authority.
The Biosecurity Act requires persons dealing with stock to be a Registered Biosecurity Entity (RBE) associated with a particular property and its Property Identification Code (PIC).
Roma SARCIS office: 07 4622 9350 or Charleville SARCIS office: 07 4650 5521.