At approximately 9am on Wednesday the Hawks’ Eastern Cape Serious Organised Crime members confiscated 1.6 tons of Abalone at the Durban harbour.

The value of the seized goods estimated to be worth more than R2.6 million. The seizure emanates from information received from a similar seizure which occurred on 26 January 2018 at the Port Elizabeth harbour in the Eastern Cape. During last month’s confiscation, 8.6 tons of Abalone was seized. The abalone which was seized last month was valued at R18 million. No one has been detained, however, arrests are imminent.