Abalone bust

A 25-year-old woman was arrested in Northpine last week for the illegal possession of abalone following a tip-off about illegal activities at a house. According to a statement by SAPS, police found 6 276 units of abalone worth an estimated R2.8 million at the house on Wednesday January 24. The woman tried to flee but was caught by officers. Provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the residents for their help.