A bag of confiscated dried abalone in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014. Photo: Reuters

Abalone demand by Chinese gangs depletes South Africa’s supply, costs the country US$60 million annually, report says

Chinese criminal syndicates use crystal meth as a reward for gangs in the Western Cape, a region that includes Cape Town, to dive for the coveted delicacy; the abalone is fished illegally and outside of quota systems, according to a wildlife trade monitoring network

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A bag of confiscated dried abalone in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014. Photo: Reuters
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