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Four arrested in Aylesbury over firearm offences

Four arrested in Aylesbury over firearm offences

Published by Dan Gooding at 7:36am 17th October 2019.

A gun has been found at a house in Aylesbury, with four people arrested as part of a police operation.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime (Proactive) carried out a joint operation with Thames Valley Police and Norfolk Constabulary.

The operation took place on Monday, 14 October as various locations in Aylesbury, Thetford and Newmarket.

CO841-19 Bullets and bag
Bullets and bag found in one of the searches

As a result seven people have been arrested for firearms and drugs offences.

  • A vehicle was stopped by armed officers in Newmarket and six firearms, together with ammunition and suspected class A drugs, were recovered; two people were arrested.
  • Armed officers from Thames Valley Police carried out a search of premises in Aylesbury and three people were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to import firearms.
  • Armed officers from Norfolk Constabulary carried out a stop of a vehicle in Thetford and found £9,000 in cash and arrested the male occupant for conspiracy to import/supply firearms.

A subsequent search of a house in Aylesbury resulted in the discovery of a handgun and the arrest of a woman who was at the address.

CO841-19 Dismantled firearm
Dismantled firearm

In all, seven guns and a significant amount of suspected class A drugs have been seized.

All those arrested remain in custody.

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