Abalone worth R804 000 seized in Parow


Police in Parow, Cape Town, followed up on a tip-off and seized abalone worth R804 000 as well as an illegal firearm.

“On Thursday afternoon, members of the Anti-Gang Unit reacted on a tip-off about an unlicensed firearm and abalone at a residence in Parow.

“Upon their arrival, a suspect fled the premises in a silver Polo and evaded arrest,” said Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut.

Suspect at Parow house being sought

The residence was searched which led to the discovery of a 6.35 Baby Browning and one round of ammunition.

“Abalone valued at around R804 000-00 was also seized,” he said.

“The circumstances surrounding the discovery are being investigated.”

The suspect who fled is also now being sought by police.

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