JHB cops make R3m abalone bust

Police found equipment allegedly used to process abalone & arrested three men, who face multiple charges.

FILE. Police found equipment allegedly used to process abalone at a house in Boksburg & arrested three men. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Three men are facing a number of charges after being found in the possession of five tons of abalone worth over R3 million on Friday.

The trio were arrested at a house in Boksburg following a tip off.

Equipment and various chemicals believed to be used to process the abalone were also recovered.

The police's Wilfred Kgasago says, "They are expected to appear in the Boksburg Magistrates Court on Monday."