The Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison together with various units of SAPS, CPF, Hi-tech Security, Divergent Security Company, Mbombela Traffic Law Enforcement and EMS conducted an operation in Barberton, under Operation SHANELA and Overall Friday.

The operation started at 15:00 until midnight. All corners of Barberton were patrolled and no serious crime was reported during the operation.

One immigrant was arrested, and eleven people were arrested for public drinking.

Fines including notices to discontinue were given to motorists for different traffic violations.

The operation seeks to recover illegal firearms, wanted criminals, and to prevent crime.