Abalone valued at R3 million seized in Table View
By Khanyisa Tabata
22 February 2011
Five people have been arrested for being possession of abalone to the street value of R3 million at a house in Grey Street, Table View.
Police spokesperson Warrant Officer November Filander says the arrest follows after SAPS members of the Western Cape Flying Squad and K9 Unit received information of alleged illegal abalone involving foreign nationals.
“SAPS also seized five fridges, shelves, bags of salt, chemicals and two large cooking pots. The house was converted to process abalone.
“SAPS arrested five suspects between the age of 25 and 41 from who will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court today on charges of illegal possession of abalone and illegal establishing of a fishing plant under the Sea Fisheries Act,” said Filander.