‘Operation Lockdown’ clamping down on the Cape Flats drug trade

South African Police Service

‘Operation Lockdown’ clamping down on the Cape Flats drug trade
'Operation Lockdown' clamping down on the Cape Flats drug trade

Our crime fighting initiative, Operation Lockdown has resulted in the arrest of 125 suspects on drug related offences during the past weekend of 22 September 2019, during which a substantial quantity of dagga, tik and mandrax tablets were confiscated.

Crimes associated with gangsterism are high on the priority list of the Western Cape police and we will continue to clamp down on the drug trade and the illegal possession of firearms. During the deployment of the joint forces attached to Lockdown, 12 people were arrested with unlicensed firearms, four for the possession of ammunition without a license and 16 for the possession of dangerous weapons.

Our wanted suspect list has been reduced after 48 arrests were made and the illegal liquor trade led to the arrest of 27 people. Protest actions also resulted in the arrest of 16 people on charges of public violence, and fines with a monetary value of R172 400-00 were issued by traffic officials.

Our endeavours to create a safer environment for the people of the Western Cape will continue with the joint deployment of SAPS, SANDF and other law enforcement agencies and our frequent operations will continue be a common occurrence in crime ridden areas.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service