R500k abalone bust

Police have busted two suspects after finding poached perly worth half a million rand in their possession.

Captain Frederick van Wyk says the two were arrested in Paarl on Monday after a tip-off.

“On Monday at about 8am, two suspects from Hermanus were apprehended by the Paarl K9 Unit after entering Paarl via the Du Toitskloof Pass.

“Police received an anonymous tip-off that a vehicle carrying abalone was travelling towards Cape Town. The suspects were spotted and pulled over.

“The search of their vehicle led to the discovery of 2 560 shelled units of abalone with a street value of R500 000.”

Both men are to appear in court once charged.