CAPE TOWN – Police have arrested 5 suspected poachers for the possession of a big amount of rock lobster close to Macassar on Sunday.
The 5 suspects, between the ages 25 and 30, had been arrested for the possession of West Coast rock lobster with no allow, stated police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie.
Pojie stated that an Operation Restore unit was conducting an intelligence-driven operation at a checkpoint on the N2 on Sunday at round 7.30pm.
“They acted on details about the trafficking of crayfish in a white Ford Ranger on a flatbed tow truck travelling on the N2 in direction of Cape City. Members noticed the tow truck on the N2 and pulled it off the highway. Because the occupants appeared suspiciously nervous, the members ensued with a search of the automobile.”
Pojie stated that through the search, police confiscated 397 West Coast rock lobster, 6,069 lobster tails, a Ford Ranger LDV, a flatbed tow truck and 5 mobile telephones.
The suspects are scheduled to look within the Somerset Magistrates Courtroom as soon as they’ve been charged.
#sapsWC #SAPS members connected to Operation Restore arrested of 5 suspects between the ages 25 and 30 throughout a cease and search on 19/11 on the N2 for possession of West Coast Rock Lobster with no allow. #EnviroCrimes MEhttps://t.co/9nj0rQXe5E pic.twitter.com/fHnrYFieXQ
‘ SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) November 20, 2023