Udupi: The Malpe police arrested two persons from Malpe on charges of illegal cattle trafficking here, on Sunday, August 22.
The arrested have been identified as Mohammed Yaseen of Paduthonse andMohammed Harshad (17) of Hoode.
Sources said that the Malpe Police had received a tip off from credible sources, which led them to halt an Indica car near Nejar Pragathinagar during the wee hours. They found 1 cow and 2 calves inside the car.
The accused allegedly stole the cows from the cattle shed of a house in Kolalgiri. It is learnt that they have confessed to the police that the cattle were being carried to Hoode for slaughter.
A case has been registered in the Malpe Police Station.