Two Chinese men arrested for abalone
By Mandisi Tyulu
20 June 2009
Cape Town Metro Police’s Tactical Response Unit arrested two Chinese men for possession of Abalone yesterday evening.
Metro polices communication officer Nosiseko Samuel says the two men age 19 and 32 years were pulled over after they spotted driving a white mazda bakkie without tail lights along the N2 on Broadlands off ramp.
“Nine hundred and fifty two perlemoen were found in black plastic bags, unshelled and dried perlemoen.”
The Chinese men were placed under arrest and were taken to Strand Police Station, says Samuel.
“The perlemoen were counted by the department of fisheries and were worth of R550, 000.”
The two men will be appearing in Strand Court on Monday 22 June 2009.