Police have arrested a man after five lethal firearms and a ‘significant quantity’ of ammunition were discovered in Wembley.
At around 8pm yesterday evening (Thursday, 13 April), officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime stopped a car on the A4088, Wembley with support from specialist firearms colleagues.
Officers found a rucksack in the boot, inside which were five viable handguns and ammunition. These have all been seized for forensic examination.
Police confirmed that a man aged in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and ammunition and remains in custody at this time in a west London police station.
No action was taken against the vehicle driver.
Detective Superintendent Victoria Sullivan, Specialist Crime, said: “I have no doubt that lives will have been saved as a result of our determination to remove these types of highly dangerous weapons from the streets; London, and Londoners, are that bit safer.
“Anyone concerned in illegal firearms activity can be assured that we will investigate and work to bring them to justice.”