Submachine gun seized by police targeting gangs

14:31 14 November 2012

This submachine gun was seized in Brent Cross. Picture: Met Police

This submachine gun was seized in Brent Cross. Picture: Met Police

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Police seized two guns and ammunition at an address in Brent Cross following an investigation into criminal networks.

Officers uncovered a military style submachine gun, a handgun and more than 300 rounds of ammunition after storming the property yesterday.

A 28–year-old man was arrested on suspicion of firearm offences in connection with the discovery and is currently in custody.

The recovered firearms have been sent for forensic analysis.

The recovery was part of intelligence-led investigations by Trident, with the assistance of specialist firearms officers from C019 and surveillance teams, and was the result of ongoing efforts to target gang members and organised criminals operating in the north London area.

Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Haydon, head of Trident, said: “The seizure of these firearms by Trident, supported by specialist firearms officers, has removed a significant threat to public safety. Trident officers continually target the suppliers of lethal firearms, protecting the public by removing guns from the hands of organised criminals and gangs.

“We will continue to do all we can to recover illegally held firearms and to arrest and prosecute those who possess such weapons or supply them to others.”

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