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Nubian Buck stolen from Agri Ministry's Research Station recovered

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 11:50 AM

Police attached to the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit and the Hanover Division have recovered a Purebred Nubian Buck which was stolen from the Ministry of Agriculture’s Hounslow Research Station in St. Elizabeth in June 2015.

No one was arrested in connection with the recovery.

The police say investigations led them to a property in Dolphin Head Mountain in Ashkinish district in Hanover where the Buck was found grazing on a hillside.

The animal, which has an estimated value of $100,000 was donated to Jamaica by the Common Fund for Commodities, which is based in the United Kingdom.

The animal was expected to diversify the breeds of goat and increase production on the island.

The police are reminding members of the public that they should demand a receipt when they purchase livestock and ground provisions, as this is stipulated by the Agricultural Produce Act.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of those involved in Praedial Larceny is being asked to contact the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit at 927-1731-50.