Praedial larcenists exchanging meat for guns
There are reports that praedial larcenists are trading the meat from stolen livestock for guns.
According to head of the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police Kevin Francis the practice has been going on for some time.
Meanwhile, DSP Francis is warning persons to be cautious when purchasing meat.
He says with praedial larcenists running rampant, sick, diseased or medicated animals may be stolen and killed and sold to unsuspecting consumers.
And he says this poses serious health risks.
DSP Francis says in addition to carrying out operations to curb praedial larceny, the unit is also working to educate persons about the risks involved with the crime.