Suspected poacher arrested

The suspected poacher being arrested. Picture: Supplied
A suspected poacher was arrested between Hout Bay and Kommetjie yesterday.

A Law Enforcement Marine Unit, which was conducting a joint operation with the Table Mountain National Park Rangers, spotted a group of divers in the water.

They went to investigate, but the group dropped their illegal catch and fled.

Law enforcement spokesperson, Wayne Dyason, said: “One suspect was eventually caught and arrested by a law enforcement officer.”

Nine units of abalone were recovered.