Police bust 75 teens for alcohol, knives, violence

May 20, 2012 14:26

Following a national crime wave involving lethal stabbings by youths, northern district police officers embarked on a large-scale weekend operation against youth violence, knives, and alcohol, arresting no fewer than 75 minors for a variety of suspected offenses.

The operation came following a directive from Police commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino, who ordered all districts to crack down on street violence and boost visibility in entertainment districts.Police seized ten knives and two knuckle dusters from teenagers during searches, and arrested a further 16 for possession of drugs.

Hundreds of police and volunteers confiscated 306 alcohol beverages from drinkers in public areas, where their consumption is prohibited.

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