All vendors are also being removed from public places, such as in front of shopping centres and bus stops.
However, some residents deemed this exercise unusual.
Many have expressed concern that the intimidating police presence and the removal of vendors may increase petty crimes in non-guarded areas.
But the metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, has given the assurance that this is nothing new.
He said there are laws in place for vending in public places and what his team is doing is in line with this.