https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/abalone-poaching-overstrand-communities-17-october-2019/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

In reports presented to the Provincial Standing Committee on Community Safety on Thursday, October 17, 2019 by the Western Cape Police Ombudsman’s Office, JJ Brand, the Gansbaai community noted how poachers brought criminal aspects with them. Their children are bribed with trendy clothes and drugs to illegally transport abalone to become “runners” for poachers.