A 29-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly transporting abalone worth R1.2 million on the N2, near Caledon on Wednesday, August 25.
According to News24, police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk, confirmed that the suspect was arrested by members belonging to the Overberg Rural Flying Squad.
“The vehicle was subsequently stopped and searched, and found to be containing bags of abalone.”
“The driver could not produce a valid licence to transport the abalone and was immediately arrested,” said Van Wyk.
The suspect will appear in the Caledon magistrate’s court on Thursday on charges for illegal possession of abalone and resisting arrest, reports Times Live.