The Cape Town Police has seized over 5,000 tons of abalone worth R1.7 million when a house was seachered in Bothasig, the city’s northern suburbs.
Police spokesperson Sergeant George Mjiwu said that members attached to the Flying Squad were following information of abalone at Bothasig at 3.50pm on Thursday.
“Upon their arrival, they discovered boxes with dry abalone sealed with plastic in a storage place,” Mjiwu said. “The suspects responsible for the abalone are now being sought. We request anyone with information to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.”