Civil Guard agents belonging to the Roca Team, specialized in the investigation of agricultural and livestock thefts, have instructed proceedings in which they investigate a 34-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, both residents of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, as alleged perpetrators of various crimes against property and socioeconomic order (continued theft), against the administration of justice and simulation of crime.
The defendant, taking advantage of the fact that he was in charge of taking care of the livestock in a farm located in the municipality of La Victoria, and knowing that the owner of the same was not in the facilities, came to steal up to 96 goats over three years , as well as material and utensils for livestock work (milk jugs, goat necklaces, etc.).
On the other hand, the woman under investigation, a relative of the accused, was in charge of managing and caring for the livestock of the farm object of the crime, which consisted of a total of 476 heads of goat cattle and that taking advantage of her job, He falsely denounced a crime of robbery with force of 113 goats, which were identified by ear tags. The agents were able to verify that the stopover through the area through which the alleged perpetrators had allegedly been able to access to commit the crime was implausible.
Once the ROCA Team agents had knowledge of the aforementioned criminal acts, they carried out several inspections in various livestock farms on the island, locating part of the aforementioned cattle stolen from an abandoned farm in the town of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The defendant had raised his own livestock with the stolen goats and was surprised by the agents while he was about to graze.
In addition, during the investigation, the agents managed to locate 32 ear tags of the stolen cattle that were hidden inside the cattle farm that was the object of the theft, as well as four live goats of those allegedly stolen in a corral attached to the said farm.
The injured complainant valued the abduction of the 96 goats at 11,500 euros.
The proceedings ordered have been made available to the San Cristóbal de La Laguna Police Court of Instruction.