South African Police Service
Western Cape: Wednesday night, 07 September at 23:00 police attached to the Cape Town K9 Unit were conducting patrols on the N2 in the direction of Sir Lowry's Pass when they noticed a flatbed tow truck, travelling in the opposite direction, transporting an Opel Record.
Their suspicion was roused when they observed the Opel had a Limpopo registration number and that the entire interior, the head rests and seats, were covered with duvets.
The members chased the vehicle and pulled it over opposite Lwande and fluid dripping from the Opel.
Police searched the truck and upon removing the duvets found that the entire interior of the vehicle and the boot, was stacked with bags of abalone.
Two men, aged 28 and 29 years from Grabouw and Bonteheuwel respectively, were arrested and they will appear in the Strand Magistrates’ Court on tomorrow, 9 September on charges of possession and transporting of abalone.
Total of 5626 units of shucked abalone worth R800 000 estimated street value were confiscated.