gunNews24 reports that a police officer was murdered along a Cape Town highway, early on Tuesday morning, while escorting a truck containing perlemoen (abalone).  

It is understood that the warrant officer, a member of the Hermanus police, was shot dead shortly after 01:00 and that a vehicle with blue lights was involved in the attack.  Apparently the officer, who is understood to have been off duty at the time, had been in a vehicle which was escorting the truck along the N2 to Cape Town International Airport.  His official firearm was found at the scene.  No arrests have been made.  A Western Cape Hawks spokesperson said cases of murder, attempted murder and attempted hijacking were under investigation.

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