During the holiday season the Western Cape police conducted several operations to monitor illegal activity, which is usually heightened during this time.
Over the Christmas weekend, police set up raids, roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints that yielded illegal cigarettes, illegal firearms and the closure of illegally run bars.
“The police initiatives are set to continue with similar operations undertaken throughout the holiday season in an effort to create safety in communities for residents and visitors alike,” said SAPS in a statement.
Police visited 600 licensed liquor outlets to ensure compliance over this period. They also closed 21 illegal shebeens with 2 162 litres of alcohol confiscated from the premises in areas such as Kraaifontein, Khayelitsha, De Doorns and Calitzdorp.