THE Crime Prevention unit of Verulam, under the command of Colonel Renedge Dhlamuka, conducted operations over the weekend whereby drugs and liquor was targeted. A total of seven problematic shebeens in the area were charged and liquor with a street value of R50 000 was confiscated from the premises. Police spokesperson in Verulam Captain Henry Kisten said; “A tavern was also charged for failing to comply with the Liquor Act. The operation also focused on drugs whereby 11 suspects were arrested for being in possession of heroin tablets with a street value of R5 000. Another three suspects were arrested for being in possession of dangerous weapons.”Station commander Brigadier Patrick Dludla commended Colonel Dhlamuka and her members for conducting the operations and effecting the drug and liquor arrests. “As we are approaching the festive season, more operations will be conducted targeting the problematic shebeens and taverns where serious crime takes place,” Dludla said.He also emphasised that any persons being drunk on the streets and in public places will also be arrested.The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.— Supplied.