FOUR women have been charged over the alleged theft of a number of piglets from a Queensland piggery.
The animals were allegedly nabbed from a piggery in Pittsworth, Toowoomba on November 10.
“It is alleged that during the offence the piglets were taken from their mother shortly after birth, prior to receiving their first milk, which is vital for survival,” Qld police said in a statement.
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As part of the investigation to track down the animals, officers from the Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) and Firearms and Cannabis Team executed search warrants in Banyo, Margate and Currumbin Waters on the Gold Coast yesterday.
Two of the piglets were later recovered from a Maryborough address, however inquiries are continuing to locate the remaining piglets.
Four women, aged 21, 27 and 29, have been charged with one count each of enter with intent and stealing stock and will also be subject to biosecurity offences.
They’re due to face court next month.
Investigations are continuing.