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Gqeberha Flying Squad seize abalone in Cradock


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

CRADOCK - Today members from Gqeberha Flying Squad apprehended and arrested a 52-year-old male in possession of 2510 units of abalone.

It is alleged that during the early hours of this morning, members acted on information received about a white Toyota Hilux construction bakkie transporting abalone on route to Cradock.

Gqeberha Flying Squad members mobilised and the vehicle was spotted, stopped and searched about 40 kilometres before Cradock. Twenty-six bags containing 2510 units of abalone was confiscated. The estimated street value is R346 000-00.

The abalone was handed over to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Gqeberha and the vehicle was impounded for further investigation.

The suspect will appear before the Cradock magistrates court on Wednesday, 19 January 2022 on charges relating to possession of abalone.


Captain Lariane Jonker
082 301 8552


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