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Cattle rustler goes to jail

Trinidad Express / A GARDENER who stole an eight hundred pound cattle and tied it in his backyard was on Friday sentenced to two years hard labour for the theft.

Shiva Narine, 35 was also sentenced to time in prison for stealing a water pump, having cocaine in his possession and resisting arrest. He will spend a total of four years an three months in jail.

Police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan told sSan Fernando senior magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine that at 7.15 p.m. on August 17 2016, the owner of the cattle last saw the black and white $8,500 cattle in his pasture along the M2 Ring Road in Debe. He returned the next morning to discover the animal missing. The piece of rope which he used to tie the cattle to a tree was left behind.

A report was made to constable Rampersad whose investigations led to Diamond Village, San Fernando where the 800 pound cattle was spotted in an open piece of land behind Narine’s house. The cattle was later positively identified by the owner.

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