A haul of dried abalone worth about US$2 million was seized by South African authorities in March 2012. Ninety per cent of both legal and illegal exports from the country end up in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
A haul of dried abalone worth about US$2 million was seized by South African authorities in March 2012. Ninety per cent of both legal and illegal exports from the country end up in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

South Africa jails two Chinese nationals for abalone poaching

  • Feng Zhu and Zhou Wangfeng were caught with over US$60,000 worth of the illegally fished delicacy
  • Investigators have been cracking down on abalone trafficking networks, many of which are run by Chinese criminal syndicates

Topic |   Chinese overseas
A haul of dried abalone worth about US$2 million was seized by South African authorities in March 2012. Ninety per cent of both legal and illegal exports from the country end up in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
A haul of dried abalone worth about US$2 million was seized by South African authorities in March 2012. Ninety per cent of both legal and illegal exports from the country end up in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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