Police have made three arrests as they investigate a case of illegal slaughter of a number of goats at a Nicosia farm.

In an announcement, police said they had raided a farm yesterday where they found three people in the process of slaughtering goats.

In a vehicle parked near the premises, they found another nine slaughtered goats. These were found to have forged stamps.

The three were arrested. The animals were confiscated by the Veterinary Services.

Pera Chorio police station is investigating.