KWAZULU-NATAL – The Hawks members from the Port Shepstone Serious Organised Crime Investigation team has taken two suspects into custody for illegal possession of abalone and corruption which happened at Harding on Friday, 30 April 2021.

It is alleged that Mazer Farm Watch Security were busy with observation duties on the N2 near Guy Pain’s Sawmill in Harding when they noticed a suspicious vehicle. They then contacted the Harding police station members for assistance.

Members searched the vehicle and found two large bags containing fresh shelled abalone to the street value of approximately R176 500. Two suspects aged 45 and 56 were immediately placed under arrest.

The Hawks members were summoned to the scene, whilst at the scene the suspects offered a bribe of R7 300-00. They were then further charged for corruption. They are expected to appear in the Harding Magistrate’s Court today.

Source: South African Police Service

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