A 33-year-old Nelson Mandela Bay taxi owner with 69 warrants of arrest for outstanding traffic fines has been arrested.

The arrest is part of the Safety and Security Festive Season plan in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape.

It includes roadblocks and home visits.

The 33-year-old man, whose outstanding fines and warrants are a staggering R160 000, appeared in the municipal traffic court and was released on R2 000 bail.

The suspect has been evading the traffic department for months and was finally tracked down at his house over the weekend.

He is one of the top 50 suspects in the metro with warrants of arrest for outstanding traffic fines.