Cape cops nail man with R2.4m worth of abalone

2015-12-16 12:08


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George - Southern Cape police chalked up a significant success with the arrest of a man transporting R2.4m worth of abalone between Uniondale and Willowmore on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie said the bust came as a result of a joint crime combating operation.

“Vigilant members conducted a roving roadblock about 30km between Uniondale and Willowmore when they spotted the suspicious 10-ton truck en route to Johannesburg early this morning at about 03:15. 

“They pulled over the truck and ensued with a search which led them to a false floor compartment in the bed of the truck. The members found 120 bags filled with dry abalone inside the false compartment,” Pojie said.

The driver, from Johannesburg, was arrested.

“The suspect is due to appear in the Uniondale magistrate's court tomorrow [Thursday], facing a charge of dealing in abalone. He might face additional charges related to the contravention of the Sea Fisheries Act,” Pojie added.

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