Busted with over R2m of abalone

2017-08-22 06:00

Philippi police have seized an illegal consignment of abalone in Highlands Estate on Tuesday.

According to police spokesperson Captain Lance Goliath, police officers from the K9 unit followed up information which lead them to a house in Chilli Street.

When arriving at the house, the officers found a white Hyundai pick-up truck and further investigation lead to the discovery of a very large quantity of sheckeled abalone with an estimated street value of R2.4m. Two men, aged 44 and 45, were arrested for the illegal possession of abalone.

In another seizure, Philippi police’s stabilisation unit in the Mitchell’s Plain Cluster arrested two men, aged 26 and 27, as well as a 24-year-old woman and recovered the goods they stole from a vehicle at a behind a Shoprite store on Old Lansdowne Road. The arrest was within minutes after the crime was reported. The suspects in both incidents appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Philippi police have seized an illegal consignment of abalone in Highlands Estate on ­Tuesday.

According to police spokesperson Captain Lance Goliath, police officers from the K9 unit followed up information which lead them to a house in Chilli Street.

When arriving at the house, the officers found a white Hyundai pick-up truck and further investigation lead to the discovery of a very large quantity of sheckeled abalone with an estimated street value of R2.4m.

Two men, aged 44 and 45, were arrested for the illegal possession of abalone.

The suspects appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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