The Claremont Cluster, under the Operational Command of Lieutenant Colonel Karl Wienand, held an integrated Crime Prevention Operation on Wednesday, 9 January 2013.

The Operation was a joint venture by the SAPS in the Claremont Cluster, SAPS Vehicle Identification Unit (VISS) , SAPS K9 Unit, South African Revenue Services(SARS), Metro Police, Groote Schuur CID and Claremont CID.


The main focus of the operation was Dealing in Counterfeit Goods, Possession of Dangerous Weapons, Possession of drugs, Violation of Traffic and Bylaws as well as prevention of all serious crime.

The Crime Prevention Operation took on the format of high visibility crime prevention patrols, stop and search operations, vehicle check points, visiting of all second hand goods dealers, with the focus being in all identified crime spots in the policing precincts of Claremont, Rondebosch and Mowbray.

The operation which consisted of fifty six persons netted the following successes:

Vehicles Stopped 78
Persons Searched 27
Vehciles Serached 52
Vehcile Check Points 3
J534 (Admission Of Guilt To Appear In Court ) 11 =R 6500-00
Fines – Bylaws 12 = R 3000-00
Rta Fines 21 = R 7950-00
Cell Phones Conficated 58
Cigrattes Confiscated 111 Packets
Visits To Second Hand Dealers 10

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