WESTERN CAPE - In our effort to apprehend perpetrators for illegal trade in abalone, K9 members arrested a 41-year-old suspect for illegally transporting abalone.
The members were patrolling on the N2 opposite Macassar when they spotted a suspicious white VW caddy panel van. They then approached it and requested to search it, and found abalone in plastic bags.
Police confiscated abalone to the value of R108 600-00. A case of illegal transporting and possession of abalone was opened.
The suspect is due to appear in the Strand Magistrate Court soon on the mentioned charges.
Source: South African Police Service