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CT cops make R900k abalone bust

Traffic officials arrested a man on the N2 Highway near Grabouw after searching his vehicle.

FILE: Traffic officials arrested a man on the N2 Highway near Grabouw after searching his vehicle. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials have arrested a man in possession of abalone worth over R900,000.

A man driving a Mercedes Benz was arrested on the N2 Highway near Grabouw, after traffic officers searched his vehicle.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says, "We confiscated abalone to the value of [more or less] R910,500 and over 1,821 pieces of abalone were confiscated."

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, provincial traffic officers and police have arrested a man in possession of the drug khat during a road block on the N1 Highway near Rawsonville.

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