Perlemoen worth R5m confiscated on N2

2012-02-22 07:30

Cape Town - A man was arrested and perlemoen (abalone) worth about R5m confiscated in Cape Town on Tuesday, Western Cape police said.

A police patrol pulled over an Isuzu bakkie which was being driven recklessly on the N2, Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

Officers found 6 562 pieces of abalone in 44 bags under a blanket.

The 55-year-old driver was expected to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court soon.

  • John - 2012-02-22 08:53

    This is the work of more than just one man. Squeeze him till he talks, get his mates, and then throw the book at them....

  • Janice - 2012-02-22 10:44


  • Nigel - 2012-02-22 11:52

    they just don't care, bastards, torture him till he reveals all his contacts! Its not good just catching the mule, you have to bring down the whole network

  • Jenine - 2012-02-22 12:59

    I think they should hand this guy over to the farmer that took care of the 2 copper cable thieves...... The money they save on this fools court case and jail time could be used better in the prevention of abalone poaching.

  • Max - 2012-02-22 13:04

    So the price of one abalone is R761.96? If anyone is looking for me I am snorkeling...

  • pages:
  • 1