Today, at about 03:00 members of Hout Bay SAPS received information regarding abalone at a house in the Texas area, Hangberg. The members went to the address and noticed five suspects busy cleaning and placing the abalone in blue plastic bags. When the suspects saw the SAPS members approaching them they fled on foot into different directions.
Eleven bags containing 100 abalone each at 45 kg per bag and one bag containing 70 abalone at 30 kg were confiscated valued at R525 000-00. Marine Coastal Management were contacted and the abalone and crayfish were handed over to them. No arrests were made.
Source : South African Police Service