ST FRANCIS BAY – Six suspects aged between 26 and 45 have been arrested by members of St Francis Bay SAPS for possession of abalone.

On 2021-05-18 at about 19:00 local detectives received information of suspected abalone poachers in the area. A description of the vehicle with a registration number was furnished.

The members spotted the vehicle and monitored the vehicle throughout the night. Their investigations led them to a house at Malema Village where six suspects were arrested in possession of diving equipment and three large bags containing over three hundred and twenty abalone to the street value of ± R18, 000-00

The six suspects face a charge of possession of abalone when they appear in the Local Magistrates Court this shortly.

Source: South African Police Service

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