SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE ARREST SUSPECT WITH 1.5 MILLION RAND WORTH OF ABALONE
South African police, acting on a tip-off, have arrested a suspect with abalone worth about 1.5 million Rand (about 107,000 US dollars), which he had hidden in a storage unit in the Table View suburb of Cape Town.
"On Wednesday afternoon, members of Table View police arrested a 27-year-old suspect for the possession of abalone after reacting on a tip-off from the community," Police Spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel AndrA Traut said here Thursday.
"The members were informed that the abalone is concealed in a storage unit in Table View and upon searching the premises a total of 12,700 units of abalone with a street value of 1.5 million Rand were confiscated."
Traut said the suspect, a foreign national, was present during the search and was arrested.
"He is being detained on a charge of illegal possession of abalone and is due to make a court appearance in Cape Town on Friday. The circumstances surrounding the matter are still under investigation."
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.