Man, 26, arrested in possession of 16 refuse bags filled with abalone

Cape Town – Police in Free State have arrested a 26-year-old man after he was found with 16 refuse bags filled with abalone. The man was arrested on Wednesday morning at a roadblock on the N6 highway at Reddersburg. Police spokesperson Sergeant Martin Xuma said the man was driving a sedan with Eastern Cape registration. He was travelling rom Gqebhera... Read more → The post Man, 26, arrested in possession of 16 refuse bags filled with abalone appeared first on African Insider.

Man, 26, arrested in possession of 16 refuse bags filled with abalone

Cape Town – Police in Free State have arrested a 26-year-old man after he was found with 16 refuse bags filled with abalone.

The man was arrested on Wednesday morning at a roadblock on the N6 highway at Reddersburg.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Martin Xuma said the man was driving a sedan with Eastern Cape registration. He was travelling rom Gqebhera in the Eastern Cape and heading to Bloemfontein.

“Upon searching the said car, the police found 16 bags filled with more than 700 abalones,” Xuma said.

He said that the man was expected to appear before Reddersburg Magistrate’s Court soon.

He faced a charge of unlawful possession of abalone.

“Police further confiscated the vehicle used in the commission of crime,” Xuma said.

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