A revolver and two self-loading pistols seized by armed police in Lambeth firearms bust

A revolver and two self-loading pistols have been seized after they were thrown from a window during a police drug and firearms bust.

On the Thursday, March 25, officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command carried out an intelligence-led operation in Lambeth targeting those involved in the supply of firearms within London.

As armed officers approached the address on Camberwell New Road, a bag was thrown from an upper window of the premises.

The address was secured by officers and eight occupants were brought out and detained.

A search of the property and surrounding area resulted in the discovery of a bag in a nearby garden.

This bag was found to contain two self-loading pistols, a revolver, a silencer and a quantity of ammunition for each firearm.

Almost half a kilo of cocaine was also seized from inside the address.

The eight occupants at the address – aged between 28 and 65 years old – were all arrested for firearms and drugs offences and taken to a South London police station.

Detective Inspector Adam Seton, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “I am in no doubt these deadly weapons would ultimately have been used to cause serious harm or death on the streets of London.

“We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to remove firearms from circulation and protect our communities by arresting and prosecuting those intent on perpetrating serious violence.”

 


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