A bag of dried abalone. File Photo: Mike Hutchings

Cape Town – Police in Cape Town arrested a 31-year old man on Tuesday after discovering abalone with an estimate of R1 million in the bakkie that he was driving.

Police spokeswoman Noloyiso Rwexana said members of the K-9 unit were patrolling in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, near Gordon’s Bay, when they noticed a heavily laden vehicle swerving on the roadway.

“They followed the vehicle, an Isuzu LDV, in the direction of Cape Town and pulled it from the road at Firlands, Gordon`s Bay.”

She said 6824 units of shucked (de-shelled) abalone packed in bags with an estimated street value of R1.1 million were confiscated.

The driver was arrested and was due to appear in the Strand Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

African News Agency