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27 October, 2021

Police complete Operation Stock Check

A STATIC road operation carried out by officers from the Major and Organised Crime Squad (MOCS) Rural squad targeted livestock vehicles.

Police carried out targeted inspections on livestock vehicles.

The operation, Operation Stock Check, is part of a national, proactive, policing focus to prevent and disrupt the movement of stolen stock.

In addition to inspecting livestock vehicles and paperwork and monitoring for biosecurity compliance, the operation also focused on dangerous driving behaviour including drink and drug driving.

Results included 9 people arrested on nine charges including four drug drivers; 13 Traffic Infringement Notices issued including for speeding; 1 biosecurity penalty infringement notice issued for failing to complete a stock movement record;  504 roadside breath tests conducted.

MOCS Rural Detective Inspector Troy Pukallus said Operation Stock Check was part of MOCS Rural’s ongoing strategies to disrupt stock and rural crime.

“Reported livestock theft in Queensland is the highest it has been in recent times, which is why we are encouraging rural communities to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to police,” Detective Inspector Pukallus said.

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