Approximately 60 people were charged and 15 weapons were seized as police focused on areas of assault and drug crime in a police operation aimed at knife crimes in southwest Sydney.
The two-day operation is the third deployment of the ongoing NSW police crackdown on knife crime, with more than 200 people currently prosecuted and dozens of weapons seized. The Thursday and Friday operations involved police officers from across the southwestern part of the city.
Following this week’s raid, 57 people will appear in court for traffic violations and prosecutions related to possession of knives, axes, other weapons and drugs.
Gavin Wood, deputy commander and deputy secretary of the Southwestern metropolitan area, said possession of knives was often associated with drug crimes and other criminal activity.