Alleged abalone poaching syndicate to remain in custody
Seventeen accused appeared in the Hermanus Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN - Members of a suspected abalone poaching syndicate in the Overberg will remain in custody until their next court appearance in a week's time.
Seventeen accused appeared in the Hermanus magistrates court on Wednesday.
Nine of them are marine inspectors employed by the Fisheries Department.
They're accused of selling seized abalone back to poachers and escorting illegal abalone shipments for the syndicate.