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Two arrested for abalone, shebeens raided

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The police in the Northern Cape vowed to continue with their efforts to bring perpetrators to book during the festive season operation.

THE KURUMAN police arrested two Chinese nationals, aged 29 and 32, for illegal possession of abalone during a festive season operation December 27 2021.

The two are expected to appear in the Mothibistad Magistrate’s Court following their arrest at a road block on the TM Tlhabane Road in Mothibistad.

During the arrest they were driving a white Ford Ranger bakkie and were pulled over during a routine inspection and search.

Police Spokesperson, Captain Olebogeng Tawana, said upon inspection and search, the suspects were found in possession of abalone weighing 20kg with an estimated street value of more than R50 000. He said a weighing scale, gambling machine and cash were also found in their posession.

“The police confiscated the bakkie as it was believed to be involved in the commission of crime, ‘ said Tawana.

According to Tawana, as part of a safe-a-life crime prevention operation, members of Wrenchville raided several shebeens to address illegal dealing in liquor in and around Wrenchville.

“Alcohol with an estimated value of R18 000 was confiscated.

“During the raids, two shebeen owners in Promiseland, Wrenchville, were slapped with R1 000 fines each for dealing in liquor illegally.”

The police in the Northern Cape vowed to continue with their efforts to bring perpetrators to book, during the festive season operation.

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