SAPS Swartkops and K9 members’ quick reaction resulted in the confiscation of abalone as well as the seizure of a Nissan Navara during the early hours of yesterday morning.

It is alleged that at about 01:00, members were following up on information about suspected abalone poachers in Redhouse when they noticed the suspected vehicle. K9 unit members chased after the vehicle and succeeded in stopping it in Deare Street, Redhouse. The suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran into bushes.

A total of 2536 units of abalone were found in the vehicle. The vehicle has been impounded for further investigation. The estimated value of the abalone is R500 000.