Two men face charges of illegal possession of crayfish tails worth R1.1 million.

On Friday, 11 March 2022 members attached to the West Coast Flying Squad arrested two suspects aged 19 and 36 for possession of crayfish tails on the Paternoster Road direction Vredenburg.

The members received information about a white Ford Ranger with two occupants transporting the crayfish tails. The vehicle was spotted and pulled over. Upon searching the vehicle, the members found bags filled with crayfish tails in the back of the vehicle. A total of 17 534 tails were counted with an estimated street value of R1,1 million.

The suspects are due to make a court appearance in the Vredenburg Magistrates court on Monday 14 March 2022.