Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Duo enroute to Franschhoek arrested for possessing more than R500k's worth of abalone

Two suspects will soon appear in the Paarl Magistrates’ court, after the duo was caught with more than R500 000’s worth of abalone.


The police’s Malcolm Poje said members attached to the Rural Flying Squad seized 3031 abalone to the value of about R525 815.00 and subsequently arrested two suspects, aged 36 and 40.


‘’Yesterday, Monday 18 December 2023, the members followed up on information about a suspicious vehicle that was transporting abalone en-route to Franschhoek. The members did observation on the R45-route and upon spotting the white BMW sedan, they pulled the car with two occupants over and ensued with a search. They discovered a total of 21 bags of abalone which were concealed in the boot and cabin of the vehicle,’’ said Lt Col Malcolm Pojie.


The two suspects faces charges of illegal possession of abalone.


Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa

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