The suspects were charged with alleged abalone possession and managing an illegal processing facility.
Eight suspects were arrested and abalone and diving equipment worth R350 000-00 were confiscated on Wednesday, 1 March
Here’s another big abalone bust in Mzansi. Police arrested a 52-year-old male who carried 2510 units in his Hilux construction bakkie.
The police arrested a suspect for possession of abalone in Cradock. The suspect’s accomplice escaped but left behind a ton of frozen abalone.
Police arrested a 31-year-old man with 387 abalones in his possession on the R72 road between East London and Port Alfred.
Large abalone consignment was kept under surveillance as it travelled from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Police in the Western Cape continue to crack down on abalone poaching and smuggling, and a separate offender gets 20 years behind bars.
Two sentenced, scores more arrested as police clamp down on perlemoen poaching.