Hermanus Men Arrested in Melkbosstrand
During the early hours of Wednesday, 04 November 2015 two men from Hermanus were arrested with seven bags of abalone.
Melkbosstrand Neighbourhood Watch members noticed two men busy loading heavy bags into a green Toyota sedan at Kreef se Baai in Melkbosstrand. They contacted Melkbosstrand SAPS who immediately ask for assistance from Philadelphia police members, who responded within minutes.
The vehicle was seen driving down the Mamre / Darling Road and members from Philadelphia SAPS approached the vehicle with caution . Members then searched the sedan and discovered seven bags containing 1131 units of abalone with an estimated street value of R330 000.00. The two occupants aged 32 years old was arrested and are due to appear in the Atlantis Magistrate’s Court on Friday 2015-11-06.