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Police seize abalone worth R5 million as driver abandons vehicle

Jun 14, 2018
Police seize abalone worth R5 million as driver abandons vehicle

During the early hours of Wednesday morning, the efforts of Gordon’s Bay police to protect the marine resources, led to the discovery of abalone valued at approximately R5 million.

"The members acted on information received from their Grabouw colleagues that a vehicle transporting abalone was on its way to Gordon’s Bay," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.

"The vehicle, a white Toyota Verso was spotted on the R44, and upon noticing police presence, the driver made a u-turn and fled."

Sgt Rwexana said that a high speed pursuit ensued and the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

"He is yet to be arrested. The vehicle was searched which led to the discovery of 8 330 shelled abalone."