14 arrested in Milnerton abalone, shark fin bust

Police swooped in and confiscated the loot worth an estimated R5.5 million on Friday evening.

A basket of Abalone. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

CAPE TOWN – Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with an abalone and shark fin bust in Milnerton.

Police swooped in and confiscated the loot worth an estimated R5.5 million on Friday evening.

The Police's Andre Traut says, “Cash to the value of R50,000 was confiscated during the same operation. The suspects are due to make a court appearance in Cape Town on Monday.”

Last week, 9 people were apprehended in different operations across the Metro for being in possession of abalone worth millions of rand.