Abalone bust in Zeekoevlei

* K9 unit arrested two men after confiscating abalone worth R200 000.

The swift action of the K9 unit led to the arrest of two men after R200 000 worth of abalone was found in Zeekoevlei on March 8.

WarrantOfficerWynita Kleinsmith, spokesperson for Grassy Park police, said the officers had followed up on information from the community and searched a house in Water Crescent, Zeekoevlei, where they found more than 136kg of abalone.

The police also confiscated a chest freezer, a scale, a Toyota Conquest, an undisclosed amount of cash, a laptop and cellphones.

Warrant Officer Kleinsmith said the two men arrested, aged 37 and 52, were due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday March 12 on charges relating to the illegal possession of abalone.

Mitchell’s Plain Deputy Cluster Commander, Brigadier Mmagauta Letsoalo, is urging the community of Grassy Park to come forward with more information on crime. There are rewards for information which leads to the prosecution of crimi-
nals.

Anyone with informationon crime can call Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

All information will be treated as highly confidential.