What a crime!
860 head worth around $1 million.
Cattle herd vanishes in Devil's Triangle | The Courier-MailOUTBACK police in Queensland's $3 billion beef industry are investigating one of the biggest cattle-duffing operations since the days of the Devil's Triangle and bushranger Captain Starlight. Cape York grazier Scott Harris, owner of the state's biggest single pastoral lease in the vast Strathmore Station near Croydon, had 860 head of prime bullocks stolen from his fattening blocks near Tambo three months ago.
The station owner has posted a $100,000 reward to help solve the riddle of how nearly $1 million of stock vanished in a theft that would have required a handful of stockmen, dogs, and at least four road trains.
In a cruel blow, Mr Harris, 43, was robbed while he and his station managers were away for a week at his Palm Cove wedding in April.
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