ZIMBABWE, A SMUGGLING ROUTE FOR ABALONE

INTRODUCTION An Abalone (Haliotis midae) smuggling syndicate is using Zimbabwe as a transit route for the valuable marine snails from South Africa to Asia and other African countries. Abalone is a family of reef-dwelling marine snails which are a lucrative export commercial fishery[1] and can sell between USD700 and USD2000 per kilogram[2]. This paper exposes the underhand dealings on Abalone and how Zimbabwe is a central route for smuggling. ABALONE SMUGGLING Recently, on two separate occasions, over 400kg of Abalone were intercepted at Beitbridge Border post and at Robert Mugabe International Airport. The cargo intercepted at RG International Airport was destined for China while the one intercepted at Beitbridge port was destined for Zambia. In both instances, the dried Abalone ...
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ZIMBABWE, A SMUGGLING ROUTE FOR ABALONE
INTRODUCTION An Abalone (Haliotis midae) smuggling syndicate is using Zimbabwe as a transit route for the valuable marine snails from ...
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We defend the rights of communities affected by extractive industries. We have seen how extractive industries expose rural communities to an avalanche of rights violations which include land and water grabbing, water and air pollution and direct violence by a combined force of state and corporate power. Power responds to power. We believe the power of united, informed, organized and active communities will always prevail over injustices, state and corporates power. Using research, capacity building and advocacy as tools, we strengthen the power of communities to challenge destructive mining and extractive activities and hold governments and corporations accountable.

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