Table View SAPS arrested a 35-year-old man found with poached abalone worth R1.5m on Thursday.
Almost 2,000 shucked abalone were found in a BMW X5 in Table View, said SAPS spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk.
The driver, a 35-year-old foreigner, was arrested and will be charged under the Marine Living Resources Act.
Van Wyk said crime prevention unit officers received information that a white BMW was illegally transporting abalone.
“They spotted the BMW X5 and pulled the vehicle over in Porterfield Road, Table View. Upon searching the vehicle they uncovered plastics bags filled with shucked abalone,” said Van Wyk.
“The suspect was arrested and detained at Table View SAPS..”
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