The SAPS is resolute in the fight against criminals who are depleting our marine resources.
Yesterday police received information about possible poaching at Robben Island. A joint operation was conducted by the SAPS Cape Town Sea Border Unit, the Special Task Force and DAFF. A vessel was spotted entering Hout Bay Harbour this morning about 04:00, without any navigational lights. The crew and divers on board the vessel evaded arrest by jumping off onto the quayside and disappeared among the factories.
A total of 2858 units of abalone, nine (9) West Coast rock lobsters and other equipment were seized. The estimated street value of the abalone alone is R950 000. No arrests have been made yet.
[Source : SAPS FB Page]