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Abalone bust in Southern Cape

A 29-year-old man from Khayelitsha will appear in court later this week.

FILE: A man, who was nabbed with the endangered species, is due to appear in court later this week. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A shipment of abalone worth almost R800,000 has been confiscated while en-route from Cape Town to Johannesburg, Southern Cape police revealed on Monday.

Police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn says a 29-year-old man from Khayelitsha will appear in court later this week.

"Abalone was found in transparent bags in the trailer of the minibus that was travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg. The suspect was arrested on the scene."