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Abalone bust on long-distance bus from CT

The boxes were en route to Pretoria when they were confiscated at Cape Town station this afternoon.

Officials were alerted to the shipment by a tip-off. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Metro Police have intercepted a long-distance bus carrying 50 boxes of abalone.

The boxes were en route to Pretoria when they were confiscated at Cape Town station this afternoon.

Officials were alerted to the shipment by a tip-off.

Safety and security Mayoral committee member JP Smith said, "There will definitely be an arrest following this. It is major bust and indicative of some criminal activities. We know that there was an exchange of poached marine goods for drugs and now one must wonder how many drugs and possibly firearms have been smuggled back on these buses into Cape Town."

#AbaloneBust officials were alerted to shipment from a public top off. The matter has been handed over to SAPS. NM pic.twitter.com/DDkdVyAyfS