Sunday, December 23, 2007

Police catch perlemoen ‘poacher’

By Henry Booysen
23 December 2007

Police arrested a 52 year old man on Friday for being in possession perlemoen worth more than R4 million.

According to iol.co.za police spokesperson Siphokazi Mawisa says the man was arrested after the Goodwood police received tip-offs from neighbours in the area.

“Perlemoen worth over R4 million rand was confiscated,” says Mawisa.

Mawisa elaborated that a case of possession of abalone had been opened by police and the man is expected to appear in the Goodwood magistrate’s court tomorrow.

The arrest of the man follows after 500kg of perlemoen worth more that R200 000 was found on the seabed off Robben Island.

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