Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE – The integrated efforts between SAPS, Malmesbury STES Unit and Cape Nature Conservation led to the arrest of five suspects aged between 25 and 34 for the possession of flora without documentation.

The suspects were arrested after they were stopped and searched on the N7 close to Vanrhynsdorp. Three bags with a total of 5697 succulents conophytum plants and two bags containing herbs were found in the vehicle.

Once charged the suspects will appear in the Malmesbury Magistrate’s court on the mentioned charge.

Source: South African Police Service

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