An operation undertaken by Tasmania Police locked down Launceston's Northern suburbs today.
Acting Sergeant Aziz Melick said the lockdown took place as part of Operation Raptor, a special taskforce aiming to crack down on crime in the region.
Operation Raptor was a 10-person crime reduction taskforce focusing on prolific offenders that had been running since April 1, he said.
The taskforce checks offenders are complying with court-ordered curfews, and searches houses, locates, and arrests them after they commit further offences.
"Today's operation included more than 20 members from Northern Road and Public Order Services, Uniform, CIB, and Operation Raptor task force as well as utilising the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and police dog Fang," Acting Sergeant Melick said.
"Our main focus was to execute a number of warrants, conduct random breath tests and oral fluid tests, and search vehicles in order to target offenders."
As a result of the operation to-date, 93 offenders have been arrested or charged by summons, more than 400 charges have been laid, 12 firearms were seized, and seven vehicles clamped or confiscated.
In addition, about 450 random breath tests were conducted during today's operation.
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Six drivers tested positive for illicit drugs, two disqualified drivers were detected, one drink driver was caught, and two offenders were caught in non-driving drug-related matters.
Acting Sergeant Melick said the the Operation Raptor taskforce was particularly focused on volume crime including home burglary, car burglary and shoplifting.
"By arresting and closely monitoring them we're trying to make life as uncomfortable as we possibly can for them," he said.
"Our most prolific recidivists offend constantly and our task force officers are monitoring them very closely to hold them to account."
Acting Sergeant Melick said while there was a high arrest and charge rate for these crimes, police couldn't reduce this type of offending on their own.
"We're asking the community and business owners help us too," he said.
"People can help prevent their homes, cars and businesses from becoming targets for thieves by taking some simple steps to make them less appealing to criminals.
"If we take away the easy opportunities for these people to steal then we can help reduce crime."
Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.