Members of Sea Border Police Unit was busy with vehicle and foot patrols along the coast line at Sea Point. A suspicious person was spotted on the rocks at Rocklands beach, Sea Point.
It was decided to have an observation post in the area, but something had spooked the person and he left the bag on the rocks and disappeared behind the breakwater wall.
After a while, the bag was recovered from the rocks and found to contain abalone and crayfish. The harvesting of abalone and crayfish are illegal in this area, being a crayfish sanctuary.
The items were counted at Sea Point SAPS and found to be:
44x Chucked Abalone
16x West Coast Rock Lobster
Estimated street value R10 000.00
The items were booked in at Sea Point SAPS as evidence.
Just after sunset, members from Sea Border Police extended their patrols from Milnerton to Melkbosstrand coastal area. A person was found getting out of the water and was searched. He was found to be having in his possession:
Estimated street value R4 000.00
A 47 year old suspect was arrested and will be charged with the harvesting of abalone and crayfish. This is illegal in this area as it is a crayfish sanctuary. He is due to appear in the Atlantis Magistrates' Court soon.