During the past week, police members in the Nyanga cluster searched a total of 136 houses and made 330 arrests for the illegal possession of drugs, including 20g of heroin, 232g of tik, 235 mandrax tablets and 3.156kg of dagga, which were confiscated. A total of 113 shebeen operations were conducted throughout the cluster where 311F of alcohol were confiscated and 26 arrests were executed. During the 25 tracing operations conducted, 83 wanted suspects were arrested on outstanding cases and 44 arrests were made for crimes against women and children.Eleven illicit firearms were recovered throughout the cluster. Seven stolen firearms were recovered in Manenberg, one in Philippi East, one in Guguletu and two in Bishop Lavis. Thirteen suspects were arrested in these cases. Seven stolen vehicles were recovered and a total of 233 vehicle checkpoints were held. Senior standby officer, Brigadier Vuyisile Ncata, applauded the members for their hard work and expressed his appreciation for the work done, the commitment shown and sacrifices made by police officers in the fight against crime. The Nyanga cluster police appeal to all residents in the cluster to continue assisting the police in their effort to combat crime. “Some of the ways in which people can be of assistance are to remain vigilant at all times and to provide the police with information on all criminal activities,” says provincial police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk. V To report crime call Crime Stop on 08600 10 111. All information will be treated confidentially.