Suspect arrested in Athlone with abalone valued at R2 million

Western Cape: In the continuous fight against crime, members of Athlone police conducted a crime intelligence driven operation last night, which resulted in the arrest of a suspect for the illegal possession of abalone, valued at R 2 million.

Information of illegal activities at an informal dwelling at Pook se Bos, Rylands Athlone was pursued, which led police to the suspect's address, where a large quality of abalone was discovered.

The 25 year old suspect is due to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's court on a charge of illegal possession of abalone on Monday 19th March 2018.

Source: South African Police Service