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SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF ABALONE AND BRIBERY: GAUTENG
2021/09/15      |  Written By:  Captain N Mulamu   |   Province:  Gauteng

GAUTENG – A 26-year-old man is expected to appear in the Atteridgeville Magistrates' Court today for contravention of the Living Marine and Resources Act and enticement.

A joint operation conducted by the SAPS Johannesburg K9 unit and Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Germiston resulted in the apprehension of a 26-year-old man in Laezonia, West of Pretoria yesterday.

The investigation team followed up on intelligence on suspicions of illegal possession of abalone. Upon arrival at a positively identified business premises, police pounced on the suspect and found boxes full of live abalone inside the freezers.

During the suspect’s apprehension, the suspect allegedly enticed police officers with an amount of R10 000 for them to let him go.

Police seized abalone as well as the R10 000 in cash for further investigation. He was charged and is expected to appear in court. More arrests cannot be ruled out and the investigation is continuing.