Abalone sus­pects ar­rested

Cape Argus - - NEWS -

PORT El­iz­a­beth po­lice have ar­rested three men for the il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of abalone worth R30 000.

Po­lice spokesper­son Al­win La­bans said mem­bers of the PE Fly­ing Squad re­ceived in­for­ma­tion about abalone poach­ing ac­tiv­i­ties at No­ord­hoek (Eastern Cape) and con­ducted a stake-out.

La­bans said that shortly be­fore 7pm the sus­pects were seen load­ing bags into a ve­hi­cle, which the po­lice searched.

“A to­tal of 555 units of shelled and un­shelled abalone were found on the back seat.”

The sus­pects will ap­pear in court soon. – ANA

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