A 26-year-old man is in police custody following his arrest on charges of illegal possession of abalone and possession of suspected stolen vehicle.
It is alleged that on 8 February 2017 at about 22:30, police members spotted a red Citi Golf followed by a red Isuzu bakkie driving in Cotswold in Port Elizabeth.
Members were suspicious and followed these two vehicles which were driving towards the N2 highway. The vehicles were pulled over between Kinklebos and Paterson.
On inspecting the vehicle, police found 6013 units of abalone in the Isuzu bakkie. The bakkie was also reported as a hijacked vehicle in Mount Road in January 2017.
The value of the abalone is estimated at R650 000-00. The suspect is detained and is expected to appear in court soon.
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