Hout Bay poaching syndicate cracked

3 people were arrested in connection with an abalone & crayfish poaching syndicate in Hout Bay.

FILE. It's believed two of the suspects are ringleaders of a syndicate operating in the area. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Police have arrested three people in connection with an abalone and crayfish poaching syndicate in Hout Bay.

It's believed two of the suspects are ringleaders of a syndicate operating in the area.

More arrests are imminent.

Deputy provincial police commissioner Jeremy Vearey says an operation was launched after months of investigations.

"As a result of that investigation, we amassed a load of evidence over the past months which culminated the operation that we had yesterday. More arrests will follow to round up the rest of the members of the syndicate."