25 000 Endangered succulents recovered, 4 arrested, Cape Town

South African Police Service

25 000 Endangered succulents recovered, 4 arrested, Cape Town
25 000 Endangered succulents recovered, 4 arrested, Cape Town

A joint intelligence operation between Malmesbury police, Kuilsrivier Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit (STESU), Sanparks Cape Town, Vredendal Crime Intelligence, National Intervention Unit Cape Town and Cape Nature on Friday, 18 February 2022, landed four suspects between the ages of 19 and 27 behind bars, when they were arrested for the possession of endangered (succulents) plants in Algoa Road in Milnerton.

The members searched the premises and confiscated 25 000 different species, an undisclosed amount of cash, four cellular telephones and a Chevrolet Aveo.

The suspects are due to make their court appearances in the Cape Town Magistrates court on Monday, 21 February 2022, on a charge of possession of flora without documentation.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service