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1 arrested after cops seize abalone worth R1m in Burgundy Estate

Police swooped on the man’s home on Wednesday acting on a tip-off.

South African Police Service members seen with bags of abalone seized in  Burgundy Estate, Cape Town. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - A man has been arrested after police found abalone worth an estimated R1 million in his possession in Burgundy Estate.

Police swooped on the man’s home on Wednesday, acting on a tip-off.

Apart from perlemoen, they found equipment used process abalone.

The police’s Noloyiso Rwexana says: "The suspect, a 45-year-old man, was arrested. He will appear in the Parow magistrates court on Friday."

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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