Suspects arrested for possession of abalone in

In a joint operation between Gqeberha K9 unit and a private anti-poaching unit, two suspects were arrested and abalone confiscated on Friday morning, 07 May 2021.

It is alleged that at about 07:30, the K9 unit members followed up on information received of a suspicious vehicle with possible abalone in Marine Drive.

The vehicle was spotted and blocked off. One of the suspect’s tried to dispose of a bag.

The suspects aged 36 and 40 years old were arrested. A total of 69 abalone was found in the bag.

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Their Bantam bakkie and their wet suits were also confiscated.

The suspects are detained for contravention of the Marine Living Resource Act, 19 of 1998 Regulation 36 sub sect 1 – illegal possession of abalone.

They are expected to appear in the Gqeberha magistrate court on Monday, 10 May 2021.

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