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Two suspects arrested for possession of shucked abalone worth R7 Million in Milnerton


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE - An intelligence driven operation executed yesterday by members attached to National Intervention Unit and Crime Intelligence led to the arrest of two suspects aged 29 and 45 for the possession of shucked abalone worth an estimated R7 million in Milnerton.

On 21 October 2020 at about 14:00 the members responded to information about abalone stored in a basement at an apartment complex in Century City, Milnerton. On members arrival they found three vehicles loaded with abalone in plastic bags. They seized the three vehicles with 23000 units of abalone. The shucked abalone was handed over to DAFF.

The suspects are due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court once they have been charged. 


Captain FC Van Wyk
082 302 9906


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