Three poachers have been arrested following an anti-poaching operation in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park on Sunday, December 19.
According to Park manager Frans van Rooyen, the Sea, Air and Mountain (SEAM) Special Operations Rangers together with the recently deploy airbus H125 rotary-winged aircraft, had been working together to fight the scourge of abalone poaching within the Cape of Good Hope section this past week.
Van Rooyen said the arrest of the three poachers were linked to the illegal harvesting of abalone and diving gear was confiscated and handed over to the SAPS in Simon’s Town.
“Thank you to the SEAM Team rangers, K9 unit and the SANParks pilots for a spectacular job well done,” Van Rooyen said.
In the meantime, the remainder of the SEAM team has been deployed across the Park to various locations in support of visible policing operations during the festive season.
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