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Two arrested in Hermanus for possession of abalone worth R3.9m

Hawks officers and officials from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries made the arrest on Tuesday.

FILE: Abalone seized at a processing facility in Goodwood. Picture: Twitter/@SAPoliceService

CAPE TOWN - Two people have been arrested in Hermanus after being caught with abalone worth about R3.9 million.

Hawks officers and officials from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries made the arrest on Tuesday.

Members had searched the suspects' property and found a drying facility and dry and shucked abalone.

The suspects were arrested and were expected to appear in the Hermanus Magistrates Court once charged.

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