Abalone Wars: R1 million abalone bust in Cradock

APRIL 7, 2016

Two suspects were arrested on Thursday by Eastern Cape police after they were found in possession of 67 bags of abalone with an estimated value of approximately R1 million in Cradock. 

"The Route Patrol members of Cradock were doing routine patrols when they spotted a vehicle which failed to stop at a stop at a street in Cradock," said police spokesperson Captain Stefanie Smith.

"The vehicle was subsequently stopped and upon searching the police found 67 bags of abalone. Two suspects, both aged 30 years were arrested.  The suspects are believed to have been on their way to Johannesburg." 

They will be in court soon facing a charge of possession of abalone.

You probably have also wondered as to what happens to happens to that abalone and crayfish that gets confiscated by the SAPS from poachers. Click HERE, to find out.   

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