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Abalone seized
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The police’s K9 Unit and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) arrested two men and confiscated abalone worth R4.5 million in Kraaifontein on Thursday.

They reacted to a complaint of alleged illegal abalone activity at Bur-Hein Estate, Kraaifontein, which is comprised of various housing complexes.

At 06:00 police and DAFF officials noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle, an Opel Corsa, in the San Michele complex.

When the driver noticed the police vehicle he attempted to flee but was stopped.

Upon searching the vehicle the police dog reacted positively to abalone fluid in the vehicle.

A remote control and keys that were found in the vehicle opened the garage and front door of a double-storey flat in the complex.

Upon searching the flat an illegal abalone processing facility was uncovered.

A top-story room was found to be a drying room, with large amounts of abalone on shelves surrounded by heaters and fans.

In other rooms and on the lower level they also seized dried abalone, a steel cooking pot, gas cylinder and burner, as well as other equipment and chemicals.

According to a police report two men, aged 25 and 29, were arrested on charges under the Living Marine Resources Act.

“Further investigation by various police units and DAFF led them to a residence in another complex where the police dog reacted positively to abalone fluid in a Lexus sedan motor vehicle.

Upon searching the premises a substantial amount of cash and various cellphones were seized.

Two men, aged 39 and 54, were arrested.

The police then proceeded to search a double-storey residence where numerous containers filled with bags of shucked abalone and various items of equipment were seized, as well as drying equipment on the upper level,” reads the report.

After searching a double-storey flat at another address, containers of shucked abalone were recovered in the kitchen.

In the upper rooms various items of equipment, including a cooking pot, gas burner and cylinder, were found, along with a drying room.”

All four men were arrested and the vehicles seized. The suspects will appear in the Kuils River Magistrate’s Court on charges under the Living Marine Resources Act.

Provincial commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, applauded these large seizures of our living marine resources which are being looted by syndicates.

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