Abalone poachers nabbed by SANParks and SAPS

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Abalone poachers nabbed by SANParks and SAPS

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Media Release: Abalone poachers nabbed by SANParks and SAPS

24 January 2020

South African National Parks (SANParks) rangers apprehended 48 suspected abalone poachers on Thursday, the 24th January 2020, on the Western side of the Park between Keurbooms and Salt River in Tsitsikamma.

Once nabbed, suspects were taken to the nearest police station by the South African Police Services (SAPS). More than 142 kg of abalone was confiscated.

SANParks Chief Executive Officer, Fundisile Mketeni thanked the rangers, Cape Nature and the South African Police Service (SAPS) for a job well done.

"Our organisation is part of local policing forums in the Garden Route towns, as a result, we are able to fight poaching as a collective," said Mketeni.

The suspects are expected to appear in court on Monday. They are believed to come from Gansbaai, a small town in the Western Cape.

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Thank you Matthysie Interesting Peeps often found with plenty of abalone in our area .
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Well done SANParks Rangers, SAPS and Cape Nature on the successful capture of the poachers.
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Well done to everybody involved, keep it up :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Well done and a big thank you to all involved in the capture of the poachers! :clap: :clap:
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Well done to those who protects the marine eco-systems :clap: :clap: :clap:
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