Two suspects arrested in Touwsriver with a truck load of abalone


PORT ELIZABETH, February 19 – An intelligence-driven operation last night in Touwsriver landed two suspects behind bars for being in possession of a truckload of abalone with an estimated street value of R28 million.

Acting on a tip-off, the police stopped a truck in the N1 highway to Gauteng near Rooikoppies and found the haul. I

“Two male suspects, a 37-year-old Zimbabwean citizen and a 31-year-old South African citizen were arrested and detained. They are scheduled to make a court appearance in Touwsriver tomorrow to face the charges against them,” the police said

The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General KE Jula, commended his members for the arrest and their endeavours to break the back of abalone syndicates in this province.

– African News Agency (ANA)