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Cops crack down on ‘established network’ of cattle crooks in WA’s north



WA cops are cracking down on cattle rustling in the state’s north, with two people charged over the alleged theft of more than 800 cattle as a dedicated operation sets out to smash what police have described as an “established criminal network”.

Operation Topography, run by WA Police’s rural crime squad, is targeting the theft and sale of cattle in the Mid West, Gascoyne and Pilbara.

Livestock in a truck, and damage to an ear, highlighted by police as they launch an operation targeting cattle rustling in WA’s north. Credit:WA Police

Police say the criminal networks targeted under Operation Topography are comprised of people and companies linked to the cattle business, including musterers, livestock trucking companies, truck…

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