Man caught with China-bound perlemoen

2012-04-12 22:37
Johannesburg - A 34-year old man was arrested on Thursday in Weltevreden Park, Johannesburg, in possession of perlemoen (abalone) with a street value of R2m, Gauteng police said.

The Chinese national was arrested in a house on Bergkaree Avenue at about 13:00 after police received a tip-off, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

"According to the information received, the [shipment] was made ready to be exported from South Africa to China. Police believe that there are more people involved," said Tsinyane.

Police expect to make more arrests. The man was expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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