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Cape Town - Two men are in custody after abalone worth an estimated R10 million was found in Blackheath, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

The two men were nabbed on Tuesday night, said police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana.

"Partnership policing in the Kleinvlei area contributed to stopping two men in their tracks last night when police acted on information they received from the community about abalone that was kept in a house in Blackheath," Rwexana said.

The two men, aged 24 and 31, who were arrested are expected to appear in court on Friday.