Grabouw SAPS arrest four suspects for possession of abalone and West Coast lobsters

An intelligence driven operation by members of Grabouw SAPS and Overstrand Law Enforcement led to the arrest of four males aged between 25 and 34 on 2022-09-26 at about 06:35.

The members received information and immediately operationalised it. They pulled over a Silver Discovery Land Rover on the N2 National Road, between Houwhoek farm stall and Highrising, Grabouw. Members searched the vehicle and found 29 plastic bags containing 3 760 units of abalone with an estimated street value of R600 000.

A white Toyota Corolla was also pulled over and a 26-year-old male was found in possession of 29 West Coast Rock Lobsters and three lobster tails with a street value of approximately R3000.

Once charged, the suspects are due to appear in the Grabouw Magistrate Court on charges relating to the Living Marine Resources Act.

Source: South African Police Service