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Abalone worth R3.5 million seized in Ottery

May 23, 2018
Abalone worth R3.5 million seized in Ottery

Members from the National Intervention Unit (NIU) followed up on information they received on Tuesday about abalone that was being stored at a residence in Ottery.

"Upon their arrival at the address police found the abalone in an outside room," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.

"A total of 7670 units of abalone, worth an estimated street value of R3.5 million, was seized.

"Gas tanks, industrial fencing, gas burners and other equipment were also seized."

He said that a 34 year old man was arrested and, once he has been charged, he is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court.

"SAPS detectives are following up all leads available to ensure a thorough and successful investigation."