Lockdown operations netted 395 suspects

WESTERN CAPE � With just over two months of crime fighting initiatives on the Cape Flats and other townships in Cape Town, Operation Lockdown forces executed targeted operations that netted 395 arrests from Thursday until Sunday. The operations saw integrated forces descending on various locations within the Cape Town metropole.

Of the arrests effected, 191 were wanted suspects.

Joint forces comprising of SANDF, SAPS and other law enforcement agencies conducted stop and searches, roadblocks, crime prevention patrols and visits to liquor outlets and seized the following:

Dagga 391.25 grams

Tik (Crystal Meth) 237.30 grams

Mandrax Tablets 163

One Firearm

Two Zip guns

Ammunition 27

Liquor 75 366.34 litres

Operation Lockdown was initiated in July 2019 as a response to the plea for intervention from communities about serious and violent crimes plaguing the Cape Flats and other townships in the Cape Town metropole.

Source: South African Police Service

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