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.

  • Squeegee - 2012-01-12 17:39

    Since when do crayfish tails sell for about R500 each - or am I just naive?

      Klaus - 2012-01-12 19:24

      ...and who counted them, find a scale, much easier!

  • Shoosh - 2012-01-12 17:41

    Just reward for these thieves would be to cut off their hands & feet & then throw them back into the sea.

      thozi - 2012-01-12 19:37

      What happened to the tails now? I could use some.

  • bishop.bishop35 - 2012-01-12 23:16

    wat of the tails she took thru last week & how many weeks before that greedy

  • Brian - 2012-01-13 10:22

    Yes would love to know who uses those tails;cannot believe they will get dumped.And who valued them ?!!!!R500 ea... voetsak!!!

  • Deon - 2012-01-13 15:22

    Oh so typical lets not worry about tomorrow and the day after.

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