More security breach in the country as the Hawks drafted into the clampdown of underworld explosives.

The Police were authorised to search any person and any premises for firearms and explosives, without search warrants, as part of a major underworld crackdown carried out in the Cape Town city centre late on Friday night.

Another Mammoth operation included members of the Hawks, the special task force and the national intervention unit from Johannesburg combing through nightclubs, and effectively blocking off Long Street on Friday evening and into the early hours of Saturday.

Some Helicopters were also used in the massive operation.

The intervention comes as an underworld war for control over the lucrative nightclub security industry, as well as the drug and illicit tobacco trade, has been intensifying.

Worthy of note is that Cape Town has so far been the epicentre of the battle.