The arrest of suspects in possession of abalone without a valid permit is high on the priority list for members of the South African Police Service.
Police members attached to Boland K9 Unit were busy with patrols when they received information of a white Toyota Hilux transporting abalone from Kuils River in the direction of Paarl on Saturday 3 February.
The members spotted the vehicle on the R44 and stayed in close proximity of the vehicle. Members continued pursuing the vehicle up until the driver drove into a cul de sac in Gardenia Street in Wellington. The members approached the vehicle upon which a search ensued.
They recovered 7760 units of abalone with an estimated street value of R800 000, 00 and detained an adult male on a charge of possession of abalone. The vehicle was handed in an exhibit. The suspect is expected to make a court appearance in the Paarl Magistrate’s court once charged.
(story credit: Arrive Alive)