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FREE STATE HAWKS SWOOP DOWN ON ILLICIT ABALONE

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FREE STATE – The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team together with Tactical Response Team (TRT) and K9 as well as Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) all based in Bloemfontein busted an illegal abalone facility in Bayswater Bloemfontein. 

“Six suspects between the age of 20 and 40 were arrested. Their arrests came after a crime intelligence led information was received about a house at no 25 Olympus street in Bayswater where they are processing abalone” said, Captain Christopher Singo

“A joint team conducted a search and seizure operation where they uncovered dry and wet abalone to the estimated street value of more than R7 million”

The suspects are expected to appear in court soon. 

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