The Nyanga Police Cluster has reported a large number of arrests in the area this week with more 532 suspects taken behind bars as a result of operations.
The cluster includes Gugulethu, Manenberg, Philippi East, Eesteriver and Nyanga.
“416 of these were found in possession of dangerous weapons. R5000 worth of fines were issued for traffic violations.
During operations to combat gang violence, 192 drug houses were raided, leading to the arrest of 277 persons.
“Twelve illegal firearms were recovered, leading to the arrest of eleven persons. These operations were focused on combating gang violence and stopping the killing of youth.
Gangs have tormented community members and compromised the youth.