Police arrested 16 people during raids in central Durban on Friday morning.
They were arrested for various crimes such as possession of drugs, contravening the second-hand goods act, possession of stolen property, counterfeit goods as well as contravening Disaster Management Act.
The multi-disciplinary operation comprised of various units in the SAPS, Metro Police, Home Affairs, Department of Labour and other stake holders. The operation was conducted at various areas in the Durban CBD.
Illegal posters were removed, and the team also checked for compliance in terms of the Disaster Management Act as well as non-compliance of the municipal by-laws.
The operation was also joined by the Acting MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Kwazi Mshengu, Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thulani Gonya and his management.
Two people were arrested after they were found in possession of illegal firearms.
Police said a total 32 fines were issued for offences such as trading without a permit, failing to comply with police instructions and other offences.
A total of 49 bags of goods were seized by police during the operation.
Gonya said these operations will be on-going in the Durban CBD.