Women caught with crayfish tails worth R1m

2012-01-12 17:23
Johannesburg - Two women were arrested on the N2 opposite Lwandle, 8km from Gordons Bay, on Thursday after being found in illegal possession of crayfish tails worth an estimated R1.1m, said Western Cape police.

The women, from Lansdowne and Mitchells Plain, were arrested after six bags containing a total of 2 216 crayfish tails were found in their car when pulled over by police around 06:00, said Captain FC Van Wyk.

Police stopped the women after receiving a tip-off from the public.

They were travelling towards Cape Town from Hermanus and were charged with excessive possession and transportation of crayfish tails without a permit.

Van Wyk said the women were expected to appear in the Strand Magistrate's Court soon.

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