More than R500k's worth of crayfish seized in Elsies River

A man was recently arrested for illegally possessing crayfish worth more than half a million rand, in Elsies River.

COURTESY: WC Mobility Department

The Western Cape’s Mobility MEC, Ricardo Mackenzie, says Provincial Traffic Services detected and seized a shipment of 5 705 crayfish tails and 31 live crayfish worth over R500 000, last Tuesday.

COURTESY: WC Mobility Department

‘’While en route to the N7, our Provincial Traffic officers stopped a vehicle without a licence disc for a routine traffic check. The officers noticed several black bags on the back seat and that the driver appeared to be nervous. Upon further inspection, the illegal shipment was discovered.’’

‘’The driver of the vehicle was arrested for possession of the crayfish and taken to Elsies River SAPS. This is yet another demonstration of the relentless efforts of our Provincial Traffic officers – patrolling 24 hours a day, seven days a week – to make our province safer,’’ added Mackenzie.

COURTESY: WC Mobility Department

Done By: Alungile Njemla


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