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Cops seize abalone worth R500k in Malmesbury

Officers discovered the perlemoen at a house in the area following a tip-off earlier this week.

Abalone seized by police. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - Police in Malmesbury are looking into the seizure of abalone worth R500,000.

Officers discovered the perlemoen at a house in the area following a tip-off earlier this week.

A 74-year-old man has been taken in for questioning but has not been arrested.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana said: “Upon their arrival, they seized the abalone. No one has been arrested at this stage. The investigation is still ongoing.”

There have been at least five multi-million abalone busts by police and government officials in the Western Cape since December.

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)