Police efforts to address the illegal poaching of marine resources resulted in the arrest of three suspects on Monday afternoon in Darling for being in possession of West Coast rock lobster without a permit.
“The lobster is valued at an estimated R30 000,” said police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut.
“Members from the Western Cape Flying squad reacted on intelligence and pursued a suspicious Toyota Conquest on the R27 in Darling.”
Suspects arrested for illegal possession of West Coast rock lobster
He said that the vehicle was stopped for inspection.
“That led to the discovery of 2 153 rock lobster tails, one unit of the heroin based drug, unga and cash.”
Lt Col Traut said that the suspects aged 32, 44 and 61 are expected to make a court appearance once they have been charged.