Poachers Apprehended, abalone confiscated
On Saturday 2 February 2019 around 21:00, Melkbosstrand NHW Anti-Poaching Unit and Law Enforcement Marine Unit received information that a large group of poachers entered the water in Melkbosstrand.
Although we had mist and light rain during the night and morning, the members persisted, turning into a 8 plus hour operation. Preventing many of the poachers to make an escape, this left them with little choice but to remain in the water for a long period thus the water were taking its toll.
APU and LE Marine members apprehended 3 divers and one bag of abalone this morning, divers were handed over to the SAPS Melkbosstrand for processing. One bag of abalone was retrieved containing 95 shucked abalone and 13 unshucked with an estimated street value of R54 000.00
APU volunteers together with Law Enforcement Marine Unit and Melkbossstrand SAPS held a successful operation. A total of 56 Man Hours were spent on this successful operation over a period of over 8 hours in the field.
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Melkbosstrand Neighbourhood Watch APU would like to send out a BIG shout of thank you to SAPS, Law Enforcement Marine Unit and all the MNHW APU members who give up their valuable time Fighting Crime and assist keeping Melkbosstrand Residents and our Marine area protected.