R2m abalone bust

2016-05-06 10:04
Two suspects were apprehended on Thursday evening after police seized R2m worth of abalone in Lansdowne.

Two suspects were apprehended on Thursday evening after police seized R2m worth of abalone in Lansdowne.

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Two suspects have been nabbed after police made a R2 million abalone bust in Rondebosch East on Thursday morning.
Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says the men aged 27 and 49 were apprehended in Riversdale Road.

“Two men were arrested for possession of excessive perlemoen with an estimated value of R2 million. On Tuesday at about 11:00 Sergeant Edwonne Viljoen and his team from Bishop Lavis crime intelligence followed up on information for the delivery of abalone in Riversdale road, Rondebosch East,” Mnyaka says.

He says police “spotted a white bakkie in the street and it made a u-turn after seeing that it had been followed.”
The suspects tried to evade arrest but were unsuccessful.
Mnyaka confirms the suspects were then arrested and the 800kg seized abalone was loaded by police.
 The suspects will face charges of possession of excessive abalone and will appear at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.


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