Chinese nationals face deportation over poaching
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The Khayelitsha priority crimes court on the 23rd of June 2020 convicted two Chinese nationals over four charges related to the illegal processing and possession of abalone and residing in South Africa illegally.
Liuyi Lin and Gui Kang Yang were convicted for operating an illegal fish processing plant without valid licencing, illegal possession of abalone, illegal transportation of abalone and illegally staying in South Africa after their permits expired.
They were sentenced to an effective six months imprisonment and will forfeit R75 000 to the state and a Mercedes Benz ML350.
The state ordered that the R75 000 to be deposited into the account of the Department of Justice while the Mercedes Benz which is valued at R150 000 will be auctioned and the money will be deposited into the account of the Criminal Asset Recovery Account.
The duo had overstayed in South Africa for more than a year after they entered the country using visitors visas which expired and they failed to formally extend their stay. Both contravened the Immigration Act by remaining in the country after their permits expired.
The duo were arrested on the 27th of August 2019 after the police raided their workplace and arrested them.
The accused have bought flight tickets which they presented before the court and the Department of Correctional Services. They will be taken from the prison and taken straight to the airport where they will be deported back to their country of their origin. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.