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Suspect in court after Gordons Bay abalone bust

The alleged poachers were found with over 90 units of abalone & an illegal abalone processing facility.

Officers were conducting patrols on farms in the area when they received information that chest freezers were delivered at a specific address. Picture: Twitter @SAPoliceService.

CAPE TOWN - Two suspected abalone poachers are expects to appear in court next week.

This after a more than million rand abalone bust in Gordons Bay in the Western Cape this week.

The police's, Noloyiso Rwexana, says more than 90 units of fresh and dried abalone were seized.

"The police's K9 units were conducting patrols on a farm and they were tipped off about some criminal activities that were happening at one of the residences. The suspects are expected to appear at the magistrates court on charges related to abalone."

Police found an illegal abalone processing facility, which included two fully equipped drying rooms containing numerous shelves stacked with abalone.

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