Perlemoen worth R5m seized in CT
Johannesburg - Perlemoen worth about R5m was seized when police searched a truck in Khayelitsha in Cape Town on Thursday morning, Western Cape police said.
Police received a tip-off that a maroon Toyota Dyna truck was transporting the protected perlemoen, Warrant Officer November Filander said in a statement.
Around 08:30, members of the Mitchell's Plain tactical response unit saw the vehicle on the N2. They stopped and searched the truck and found 5 127 perlemoen in plastic bags.
A 32-year-old Zimbabwean man was arrested and would appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court on Monday.