Using blowpipes, a 16-year-old girl and her accomplice downed several cows and stuffed the sedated animals in the back seat of their car, Sinar Harian reported.
The police, who were tipped off, ambushed the cattle rustlers outside a house in Kampung Lot 23 in Semerak, near Pasir Putih in Kelantan, on Tuesday.
OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Kamal Zainal said the police caught the girl and her 29-year-old accomplice, who was driving a Proton Iswara.
"The man bolted into the house but we managed to catch him. We found two cows, with their legs tied, in the back seat of the car," said DSP Mohd Kamal.
"Not long after that, a Proton Wira turned up and we nabbed the 25-year-old driver. There were three sedated cows in the car."
Police found several plastic containers of crystals, believed to be drugs, RM2,200, four modified syringes, a bottle of chemicals believed to be sedatives and two steel pipes modified to be blowpipes.