Two arrested with R4.5 million worth Abalone

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Two arrested with R4.5 million worth Abalone
The police have arrested two suspects and seized R4.5 million worth of abalone in Gordon's Bay, Eastern Cape PIC supplied by : SAPS

A search and seizure operation has resulted in a bust of Abolone worth R4.5 Million in Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape.

The two suspects aged 23 and 28 were arrested by members of the Hawks, the SAPS’ K9 and the Department of Fisheries and Forestry. The team seized Equipment and over 26015 units of dried abalone valued at over R4.5 million.

Captain Lloyd Ramovha said “the suspects, a Chinese and Zimbabwean nationals were found in the house allegedly used as an illegal abalone processing facility”.

Ramovha said they will continue “to dismantle clandestine laboratories in intensified endeavours to rid our coastal lines of this scourge”.

The two suspects are expected to make an appearance in the Strand Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for contravention of the living marine resources Act.

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