The Battle of Muizenberg grounds were raided by police at 6am on Wednesday, October 12.
When members of Muizenberg police, under the command of Captain Stephen Knapp, visited the site, they discovered a total of 12 makeshift shelters.
Captain Knapp, assisted by the sector managers and the crime intelligence officials of Muizenberg police, searched and profiled the 19 occupants of these shelters.
Two foreigner nationals were arrested for not being in possession of legal documentation.
Colonel Ismail Daniels, station commander of Muizenberg police, has assured the public that raids will continue in future to address crime, but believes that a long-term solution can only be achieved through a combined effort by all stakeholders.
Earlier, at 2am on the same morning, members of Muizenberg police’s A-relief shift, noticed a green Fiat Uno towing a white VW Golf in Main Road St James. The Golf appeared to have a steering lock fixed to the steering wheel, which prompted the members to pull both vehicles off.
It was then that the green Uno sped up, breaking the tow rope and speeding off in the direction of Muizenberg.
The driver in the Golf jumped out of the car and tried to run away, but was apprehended by Sergeant Nomakhazi Bovu and Constable Julian Jacobs.
A reasonable explanation for the possession of the Golf could not be provided by the man, and he was arrested for being in possession of what the officers presumed to be a stolen motor vehicle.
After further investigation it was determined that the 30-year-old man was sought for firearm-related cases in Philippi.
A white Citi Golf was reported stolen to the police a short while later, and police are investigating the possibility that it is the same vehicle.
Colonel Ishmail Daniels said he was pleased at the vigilance of his members and the apprehension of the suspect. He congratulated Sergeant Bovu and Constable Jacobs on their good work.