Thursday, January 21, 2016

Three suspects were arrested for illegal possession of abalone

21JANUARY 2016

Continued attempts to crack down on the transporting of drugs and illicit goods via main and secondary entry and exit routes to and from the Western Cape Province is yielding yet again positive results. This follows the confiscation of abalone with an estimated value of approximately R1 million on Tuesday. Police Spokesperson Captain Malcom Potjie explains…….

Captain Malcome pojie says …“Provincial traffic department pulled over a WV kombi that was en-route to Johannesburg, on the N1 between Laingsburg and beaufort- west”.

“They discovered 56 plastic bags filled with more than 5000 units of abalone is as estimated of about R6000.00 in the kombi.”

“Subsequent to the discovery the arrested two suspects were handed over to police detained them.”

“It was handed over to officials of department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries for further disposal”.
“The two gentleman already appeared in the magistrate court today and were remanded in custody until the 27 January 2016 for the a formal bail application”

 Meanwhile, Visible Policing members attached to Ladysmith SAPS attended an accident scene between Barrydale and Ladysmith yesterday, where they discovered abalone to the estimated value of about Four-hundred-thousand rand in the car involved in the accident.

 Captain Malcome pojie says…“We also arrested a man that was involved in an accident near Lady Smith in the Western Cape. He lost control in his vehicle about 2km.”

“He was also confiscated and handed over the officials of department of agriculture .the 37 year old drive are due to appeared in the magistrate court today for the illegal possession of abalone.”



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