South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas has announced that over 80 people have been arrested in connection to violent crimes in the state as part of Operation Mandrake. The taskforce, which was established almost 20 years ago, targets crimes that pose a significant risk to the community. The arrests send an important message that the police are prepared to apprehend those involved in violent crime. Authorities seized various weapons, none of which were firearms. Operation Mandrake aims to prevent crimes before they occur and will continue working closely with the community to ensure safety.