Members from the National Intervention Unit (NIU) followed up on information they received yesterday 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. 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.
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.
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