West Beach abalone bust

Three foreign men between the ages of 40 and 60 are due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court this week after being caught with abalone worth R 2.8 million, said provincial spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg. According to Sergeant Twigg, police received a tip-off about suspicious activity at a West Beach home and upon searching the property, on Thursday July 27, they found a drying facility with equipment and 7855 units of dried abalone. “A Land Rover used as a mode to transport the abalone, was also confiscated,” said Sergeant Twigg.