Two bust for R1m in perly

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November 11, 2016
Two bust for R1m in perly

RAID: In Edgemead

Man and woman bust for illegal possession of abalone and shark fins

Cops have nabbed two suspects and confiscated perlemoen worth more than R1 million in a bust in Edgemead.

Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana says cop reacted on a tip-off.

“[On Wednesday] at 4.30pm, police attached to the Flying Squad followed up on information they received about abalone that is being kept at a residence in Gideon Malherbe Crescent, “ Rwexana says.

“Upon their arrival at the residence, police searched the premises and discovered 10 boxes of dried abalone, two bags of frozen abalone and shark fins, the latter without a permit.

“The estimated street value of the find is more than R1 million.

“Two chest freezers and two scales were also seized.”

Rwexana says a man and woman, aged 36 and 46, were arrested.

“The duo will appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court, facing various charges under Marine Resources Act once charged.”

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