Police seize abalone worth R5m after high-speed chase near Gordon's Bay

Western Cape police seized abalone worth R5m near Gordon’s Bay on Wednesday morning. 

This followed a tip-off received from the Grabouw SAPS that a white Toyota Verso was transporting the abalone to Gordon’s Bay.

The vehicle was spotted on the R44. When the driver noticed the police, he made a U-turn and tried to escape. A high-speed chase ensued, before the driver abandoned the car and fled on foot.

Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said the vehicle was searched and 8 330 shelled abalone were discovered. 

No arrests have yet been made, as the police continue to search for the suspect.