The Police initiated an Operation Lock-down in July 2019 to respond to the appeal from communities about the rate of violent crimes pestering the Cape Flats and other towns.
Since its initiation into the society a total of 468 arrests have been made from various operation executed since it enters the seventh week.
From Thursday 29th August, 2019 till 2nd September, 2019 over 231 wanted suspects were arrested during a trace operations conducted by detectives with the help of visible policing members.
The Forces which includes, SANDF members, Traffic officials, Metro police, Law Enforcement and various units from the SAPs, attached to operation Lock-down also embarked on raids, foot patrols, vehicle check points, chopper drops and road blocks in an effort to build safety among the identified communities.
A chopper dropped in Valhalla Park, Bishop Lavis members dropped in an area and saw some suspects running, they chased the suspected and arrested them for dealing on drugs.
So far a total of 1406 Mandrax tablets have been seized including; alcohol-200litres, 13 firearms, 120 rounds of ammunition, 32 knives, 278g Tik (crystal meth) and 318g Dagga.
Major road blocks were conducted on Baden Powel Road, N2 weighbridge as well as Jakes Gerwel Drive. Traffic fines worth R210 000-00 were issued, while four people were apprehended for driving under the influence of alcohol.
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— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) September 3, 2019