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Hawks probe airport perlemoen find

Johannesburg - The police's Hawks unit has intensified its search for who might be behind a R1.75 million consignment of perlemoen found at OR Tambo International Airport this week, a spokesman said on Sunday.

Hawks spokesman Paul Ramaloko said 8535 perlemoen, also known as abalone, weighing 335kg were packaged as dried fruit, and were destined for Hong Kong.

File photo: Itumeleng English. Credit: Independent Newspapers

They were uncovered on Thursday during a search and seizure operation by customs officials and police, but nobody has been arrested yet.

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