30 May 2005

Tons of perlemoen found on farm

Three men will appear in the Tulbagh magistrate's court on Monday on charges of illegal possession of perlemoen (abalone) worth an estimated R2.5 million, Western Cape police said.

Police, acting on a tip-off, arrested the men, aged between 26 and 30, in a raid on Friday afternoon on a farm in Tulbagh's Saron area, Inspector Bernadine Steyn said on Sunday.

About three-and-a-half tons of shucked perlemoen as well as equipment used to process the mollusc were found on the scene.

Source: www.iol.co.za


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