Foreign national arrested in Table View abalone bust

The suspect was arrested following a tip-off from the public yesterday.

Abalone. Picture: @SAPoliceService

CAPE TOWN – A man has been arrested in Table View after he was nabbed with abalone worth R1,5 million.

The suspect was arrested following a tip-off from the public on Wednesday.

The police's Andre Traut says: “The members were informed that abalone was concealed in Table View. Upon searching the premises, a total of 12,700 units of abalone were confiscated. The suspect, a foreign national, was present during the search and arrested.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)