Media reports have it that an operation which was executed by members of the Blue Downs police cluster in the Western Cape in the past week has resulted in 175 arrests for drug-related offences.

Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut said that a total of 263 suspects have been arrested this week in cases related to drug charges, murder and so on;

“A total of 263 suspects have been arrested for charges relating to murder‚ attempted murder‚ assault common‚ assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm‚ drunken driving‚ reckless and negligent driving‚ possession of dangerous weapon‚ malicious damage to property‚ housebreaking and theft‚ possession of illegal fire-arms‚ dealing in liquor without a licence‚ theft of motor vehicle‚ intimidation‚ house robbery‚ child neglect‚ rape‚ and sexual assault‚” Traut added.

“In law enforcement terms‚ it has been a successful week in the policing area of Blue Downs Cluster.”