The Hawks on Monday seized over R1.9 million worth of abalone in Edgemead in Cape Town.
During a multidisciplinary operation, officials uncovered an illegal abalone facility in the area.
Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani said in a statement: “The joint team conducted a search and seizure operation where they uncovered an illegal abalone facility at Kewridge in Edgemead where members recovered a total of 8776 dried and 26 chucked abalone worth an estimated street value of more than R1.9 million.”
Two suspects were arrested.
They were expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrates Court on Wednesday where they would face charges of operating an illegal processing facility.
In other news – Kelly Khumalo to lose her luxurious car after failing to pay debt
Kelly Khumalo‘s car will allegedly get repossessed by Nedbank after failing to keep up with monthly instalments. According to Sunday World, the Esiphambwaneni hitmaker has reportedly defaulted her payments and is currently faced with R62 000 arrear fees.
The luxury car in question is a 2011 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic vehicle that she purchased in March 2017 through a loan of R500 000 from Nedbank. Learn More