Port Elizabeth K9 Unit arrests five with 531 units of abalone on Freedom Day

APRIL 28, 2016

Five suspects are expected in a Port Elizabeth court soon after they were arrested on Wednesday afternoon, in Kensington, Port Elizabeth, for illegal possession of abalone.

According to police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu; "It is alleged that at about 15:00, the K9 Unit were on routine patrols when they received information of suspicious activity at a house in Byron Street.

"Constables Romano Beck and Zayn Matill followed up on the information and as they were nearing the mentioned house, they noticed three people running into the yard."

When the officers arrived at the house, they found the doors locked.

"The members then went through the neighbour’s property and entered through the back of the house.

"Six people including a woman were at the house," Colonel Naidu said.

Police confiscated 531 units of abalone with an estimated value of R36 000.

Wet suits and other equipment were also confiscated.