On Monday, a 38-year-old man from Hawston, close to Hermanus, was apprehended for having crayfish worth R3.5 million in his possession.
“A security officer from Gordon’s Bay security was patrolling in the vicinity when he received information of a suspicious looking vehicle in the Lwandle area,” the Somerset West Community Policing Forum (CPF) said in a statement via Facebook.
“When the driver of the Nissan LDV realize that he was being monitored he sped off and drove towards the N2 in Somerset West. The vehicle then continued on the N2 driving towards Sir Lowry’s Pass where police joined the chase and managed to stop the vehicle.”
The driver was apprehended after the security officer searched the vehicle and found a total of 6,832 crayfish tails and 235 live crayfish at the back of the LDV. The crayfish was given to the Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries.
“Once charged the suspect is due to appear in the Somerset West Magistrates’ Court to face the charges against him. Well done to Gordon’s Bay Security and all involved,” the CPF said.
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