The issue of foreigners in South Africa living and not abiding by the rules and laws of this country is disturbing. South Africans are in immense fear in their own native countries. However, it should not be generalized that all foreigners are corrupt and practice crime. But the manner in which crime is becoming a norm to foreigners in South Africa, does not need to be overlooked. It is worrying, since xenophobic attacks can resume at any time. South Africans lose patience to see the government or the NPA not making any serious threats on closing down the illegal trading of foreigners. Some of these foreigners have come to South Africa illegally, hence it is difficult to close or track them down. Illegal trading in South Africa, especially parts such as Durban is rife. The intelligence of South Africa, working together with the HAWKS have managed to make victorious arrests, and close down an illegal trading run by 9 foreigners.
Nine foreign people have been detained in Cape Town on suspicion of smuggling abalone worth more than R20 million. Four suspects, aged 24 to 27, were detained for operating an illegal abalone processing factory in Welgemoed, near Bellville, according to Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani. Over 11 320 units of dried abalone worth R6.5 million were seized, as well as abalone processing equipment. The accused are due to appear in Bellville Magistrates Court tomorrow, according to Hani:
"The squad seized more abalone and abalone processing equipment at Stikland, Bellville. A Kenyan national and a Somali man, both in their thirties, were detained. The team next went to Parow, where they discovered another illegal processing operation. After further units of abalone were seized, two Chinese nationals and two Zimbabwean nationals aged 25 and 26 were apprehended." South Africans are calling for removal of any foreigner that does not abide by the laws of this country.
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