Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Partnership policing between the SAPS and Security Companies in the Western Cape contributed to stopping five men in their tracks early this morning when members reacted on information they received from security officers at a shopping mall in Milnerton.
On 2017-12-31 at about 09:40 members of Flying Squad received information from security officer about suspicious activity taken place in the parking area on the top deck of a shopping mall. The occupants of two vehicles were acting strangely. The first vehicle, a Nissan LDV drove off and was pulled off on Century Boulevard and searched. Inside the vehicle two bags with 123 units of abalone were found. A Mercedes Benz was also pulled off the road, but nothing was found in it. Five suspects aged between 27 and 43 were arrested on charges of illegal possession of abalone. Cash to value of R12 500 was also seized. The exact value of the abalone confiscated is yet to be determined.
Once charged, the suspects are due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court to face the charges against them.
Enquiries: Capt FC van Wyk: 082 302 9906
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