Cape Town cops bust man with abalone worth over R1m

2015-09-15 18:30

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Cape Town - Abalone worth R1.1m has been confiscated in Gordon's Bay in an early morning bust on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said officers belonging to the Cape Town K-9 Unit were patrolling in Sir Lowry's Pass Village when they spotted a vehicle travelling on the N2. It was swerving on the road.

"They followed the vehicle, an Isuzu LDV, in the direction of Cape Town and pulled it [over] at Firlands in Gordon’s Bay. [A total of] 6 824 units of shucked abalone packed in bags with an estimated street value of R1.1 m [was found and] confiscated," she said in a statement.

A 31-year-old suspect was arrested.

He is expected to appear in the Strand Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of illegal possession and transporting of abalone.

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