Abalone found in shop

2016-11-15 06:00

Law Enforcement officials have arrested a 57-year-old business owner at his workplace for possession abalone.

Law Enforcement officers attached to the Marine Unit held a combined operation with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Town Centre on Tuesday.

The officials were checking shops for valid business licences when they discovered the owner illegally in possession of abalone.

The case has since been handed over to the Mitchell’s Plain police and the suspect charged.

Police spokesperson Constable Zandile Marashula confirms the find: “As the officers were busy inspecting a store in the Town Centre they recovered 17 shucked abalone without a permit.”

Law Enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason says the abalone is estimated to be worth between R3000 and R4000.

The suspect remains in custody and has appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court.

Dyason confirms all the other businesses checked were found to be legal.

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