A multi-department operation managed to net a R7 million abalone haul which was being carried by a grey bakkie to the Beitbridge port of entry.
Briefly.co.za learned that the police confiscated 27 boxes of abalone, the three occupants of the bakkie were arrests. The police spokesperson, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe believes that the suspects are part of a syndicate.
"The origin and destination of these suspects and the abalone will be determined by the ongoing police investigations," said Ngoepe.
"The suspects will appear before the Polokwane Magistrate's Court soon for possession of Endangered Species (Abalone)."
The Provincial Endangered Species Unit, the Polokwane Crime Intelligence Unit, the Western Cape Provincial Crime Intelligence Unit, the Polokwane K9 Unit and the SAPS Polokwane International Airport worked together to intercept the illegal shipment of abalone according to news24.com.
In other news, Briefly.co.za, learned that South African police arrested 87 people for questioning after the death of 9 Lesotho nationals.
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