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What happens to abalone and crayfish when it gets confiscated by the SAPS?

Abalone and crayfish must, when seized, be recorded in the SAPS 13 of the relevant police station and handed over as soon as possible to a representative of the Department of Fisheries for secure storage. The SAPS is not allowed to store these exhibits. After the case is finalised, the exhibit must be destroyed in the presence of a commissioned officer. The commissioned officer must check the items and verify them against the Property Register during destruction.