A 26 year old suspect from Zwelihle, Hermanus will appear in the Somerset West Magistrates’ Court soon on a charge of possession of abalone.
He was arrested yesterday at 21:30.
Police received information of an Isuzu LDV that was travelling on the N2 close to Somerset West with possible perlemoen in it.
The Police spotted the vehicle on the N2 and a chase ensued.
The vehicle was pulled over and the suspect was arrested.
The LDV was searched and the Police found 31 bags of perlemoen in it.
The perlemon is worth an estimated street value of R 1 500 000.00.