2 Chinese arrested for transporting abalone

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DUANE PETRUS

Two Chinese nationals were arrested outside Bloemfontein yesterday for illegally transporting Abalone.

Police discovered seven bags full of abalone hidden in the trunk of the vehicle on the M10 between Dewetsdorp and Dr Belcher roads.

Upon questioning, it was found that they were travelling from Cape Town en route to Lesotho to sell the abalone there.

Police spokesperson, Chaka Marope, says the estimated value of the abalone is R90 000.

The suspect will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court tomorrow