Abalone worth R1m seized at house

2015-05-19 06:00


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Abalone worth R1m was seized in Philippi on Tuesday last week.

Philippi police spokesperson Lieutenant Lance Goliath says police reacted fast to a tip-off received at about 16:00 on the day.

“Police acted swiftly on information received from the public and proceeded to a house in 6th Avenue Philippi. Upon searching the house police found unshelled abalone still on shelves in the process of drying,” Goliath explains.

The police seized 8 300 units of abalone with an estimated street value of R1m.

The police are investigating the case and urge the public to come forward with information.

Acting station commander Lieutenant-colonel Christopher Petersen says the police will continue clamping down on crime and criminals.

“The police will maintain their zero-tolerance approach in the combatting and investigation of crime,” he says.

He commends the police officers involved in the seizure for a job well done.


Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 695 1500 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential

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