Cape Town police have arrested a man for running an abalone-making facility in one of the city’s most posh suburbs.
The 43-year-old Ghanaian was arrested in Constantia on Saturday.
The police seized dried abalone worth about R2 million.
Western Cape police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm Bogey said the property was raided by the Public Order Unit after receiving a report of “illegal activities at a house located in the Constantia area.
“The members stormed the residence, following a search that led to them discovering and confiscating 985 units of dried abalone with an estimated value of R1.94 million, as well as drying equipment and gas canisters used to process the abalone before it was shipped out of the country,” Bogie said. .