Multi-agency operation

From 9pm on Friday August 25 until 5am on Saturday August 26, Cape Town Central Police in partnership with neighbourhood watch groups, law enforcement, Metro police, city improvement districts, private security providers and health inspectors participated in integrated crime prevention operation.

The areas covered included Devils Peak, Vredehoek, Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof, Bo-Kaap, District Six, the Grand Parade, the station deck and Long and Loop streets.

Captain October, spokesperson for the Cape Town Central police station, said the Morpho Eva electronic device was used to fingerprint 50 individuals, with four of them being linked to outstanding warrants of arrests for various crimes.

“We held seven vehicle check points in all six police sectors where we searched 79 vehicles and 97 people. Fines issued were a total of 305 with a value total R179 500. During the operation we confiscated illegal counterfeit tobacco to the value of R 17 000.”

Captain October said Metro police also arrested 10 people for drunk driving, police arrested 12 people for possession of illegal substances, while two were arrested for drinking in public and one for possession of stolen property. One suspect was arrested for suspected theft.