Hijacked vehicle recovered loaded with R250k of abalone

South African Police Service

Hijacked vehicle recovered loaded with R250k of abalone
Hijacked vehicle recovered, loaded with R250k of abalone. Photo: SAPS

Our endeavours to root out the lucrative abalone trade in the Western Cape resulted in the arrest of a Chinese man in his twenties for being in possession of a hijacked vehicle and 4297 units of abalone today, 18 July 2018.

Members of the Flying Squad spotted a suspicious Hyundai i20 in Koeberg Road and pulled it over for further investigation.

The investigation led to the discovery that the vehicle was hijacked in Mfuleni earlier this month with abalone inside with an estimated street value of R 250 000-00.

The vehicle and the abalone were confiscated. Once charged, the suspect is due to make a court appearance in Cape Town.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service