Abalone worth R1.2m confiscated near Caledon

Overberg police confiscated abalone worth an estimated street value of R1.2 million on the N2 near Caledon on Wednesday morning.

Police captain, FC van Wyk, said that Overberg Rural Flying Squad received a tipoff about abalone being transported on the N2 to Cape Town.

‘’Members received information from a reliable source about abalone being transported on the N2 to Cape Town. The gathered intelligence was immediately operationalized and the mentioned vehicle was spotted on the N2 near Caledon. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and searched and found to be containing bags of abalone. The driver could not produce a valid licence to transport the abalone and was immediately arrested,’’ said van Wyk.


‘’The 29-year-driver resisted arrest but was brought under control and arrested. The abalone comprising 2929 unschucked units, including the vehicle which was used to transport the abalone was confiscated,’’ added van Wyk.


The suspect will appear in the Caledon Magistrates Court on Thursday on charges of illegal possession of abalone and resisting arrest.


Done By: Danielle Mentoor


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