Two poachers were apprehended in Cape Point following constant communication between the Sea, Air and Mountain (SEAM) team, Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) conservation and other key role players.
According to SANParks, the group immediately dispatched a team after receiving intel from the Environment Crime Investigation (ECI) unit that groups of poachers were operating in the Cape of Good Hope section of TMNP.
“En route to the location, a pickup vehicle fled the scene leaving two suspects behind who were later apprehended following a hot pursuit.
“Whilst investigating the scene, a large amount of abalone was seized, resulting in a case being lodged against the suspects at the SAPS in Simonstown,” SANParks said.
Meanwhile, the team have also located a large active poacher camp within the Cape of Good Hope section of TMNP and has recovered diving gear and other equipment used for the illegal harvesting of abalone.