Abalone suspects arrested
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