Over R2 Million worth of #abalone seized #EnviroCrimes WESTERN CAPE- The Hawks Serious Organised Crime Team together with Crime Intelligence and officials from Department of Environmental Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) continues to dismantle the mushrooming of illegal abalone facilities in Cape Town.
The joint team conducted a search and
seizure operation where they uncovered an illegal abalone drying facility at Willow Creek in Brackenfell .
They found a total of 15 837 units weighing 376,3 kg of dried abalone worth an estimated street value of more than R2,7 million.
Two suspects aged between 36 and 26 were subsequently arrested and are to appear at the Kuilsrivier Magistrate Court on Thursday, 25 February 2021 to face charges of operating an illegal abalone processing facility.