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SAPS NEWS: Abalone worth R370 000 Seized and a Man Arrested in Athlone


SAPS | Western Cape | NARI
6 Feb 2019, Cape Town:

Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

Western Cape: Police members from Athlone SAPS acted on information they received about a white Ford Ranger LDV that was busy offloading abalone in Pooke se Bos, Pooke Road Hatton Estate Athlone yesterday. The members approached the vehicle that was at the time, being washed by the suspects, and when the suspects saw the police they started to run. One suspect aged 24

was apprehended. Abalone worth an estimated street value of R370.000 was confiscated. Once charged, the suspect will appear in the Athlone Magistrates’ Court.

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Enquiries: Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana 0716048321 wcmedia@saps.org.za

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