Abalone worth millions stolen in Gansbaai in armed robbery

After loading the perlemoen into their vehicles the suspects, then apparently kidnapped three security guards.

FILE: Abalone confiscated during a police raid. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – A massive amount abalone valued at possibly millions of rand has been stolen in Gansbaai.

Nine armed men stormed a building in the town last weekend.

After loading the perlemoen into their vehicles, the suspects then apparently kidnapped three security guards.

The three were eventually dropped off in the Strandfontein area.