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Two arrested in R28 million abalone bust

"Information of a truck transporting abalone to Gauteng on the N1 freeway was pursued and near Rooikoppies the truck was stopped and inspected by SAPS.”

Two men who were caught with a truck load of abalone worth R28 million are set to appear in the Touws River court on Wednesday.

The two were arrested on Monday night after an intelligence operation by Western Cape police in Touwsriver .

Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, said police seized the truck after acting on information they’d received.

“Information of a truck transporting abalone to Gauteng on the N1 freeway was pursued and near Rooikoppies the truck was stopped and inspected by SAPS.”

The police arrested two males suspecs, a 37-year-old Zimbabwean and a 31-year-old South African.

Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Jula praised efforts by SAPS members to break the back of abalone syndicates in this province.

More: IOL

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