Cross-border cattle rustlers are being blamed for a raid on a farm near the South Armagh border in Co. Monaghan and the theft of a herd of more than twenty livestock.
The gang struck yesterday (Tues) morning at
a farm at Oram, three miles from Castleblayney, and removed the
livestock from a roadside location.
It is believed a large cattle-
truck, or a trailer, may have been used in the early morning raid
by the rustlers.
Detectives also believe the animals may be killed
in a back-street slaughterhouse and the meat marketed through
unscrupulous victuallers, and in a door-to-door operation, in towns
and villages in the North.
Gardai and the PSNI have alerted all
livestock salesyards on both sides of the border about the theft
and a watch is being kept for any suspicious livestock marketing.