Two arrested in R5m abalone bust
Two Capetonians were caught with a truckload of abalone near Colesberg.
CAPE TOWN - Northern Cape police have arrested two Cape Town men after they were caught with a truckload of abalone worth about R5 million.
The pair were travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg and were arrested during a roadblock on a weighbridge on the N1 near Colesberg on Monday.
The police's Sergio Kock says after confiscating the abalone, police also impounded the truck.
He describes the arrest as a major breakthrough.