South Africa 23.5.2018 04:41 pm

Abalone worth R3.5m seized in Ottery, Cape Town

Picture: Supplied by SAPS

Picture: Supplied by SAPS

Acting on a tip-off, police found 7 670 units of abalone in an outside room at a house in Ottery.

Western Cape Police today said they have arrested a 34-year-old man for possession of abalone with an estimated street value of R3.5 million.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said members from the National Intervention Unit followed up on information they received yesterday about abalone that was being stored at a residence in Ottery.

“Upon their arrival at the address, police found the abalone in an outside room. A total of  7 670 units of abalone, worth an estimated street value of R3.5 million, was seized. Gas tanks, industrial fencing, gas burners and other equipment were also seized.”

The suspect  is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court soon.

African News Agency (ANA)

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