Police Seize One Of ‘Biggest Ever Arsenal Of Firearms’ In East London

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Police have seized more than 30 guns at an address in east London in one of the biggest ever haul of firearms.

Thirty firearms seized by Task Force in one of the Met’s biggest ever gun seizures


Assault rifles, sawn off shotguns, an Uzi and a Thompson machine gun were among the weapons found in Leyton.

A vast quantity of ammunition was also discovered.

A 51-year-old man was arrested at the address and remains in custody.

The collection included assault rifles, sawn off shotguns and a Thompson machine gun. Credit: Metropolitan Police
Police said it was one of the biggest ever seizures of firearms by the Met. Credit: Metropolitan Police
A variety of guns were discovered. Credit: Metropolitan Police
The firearms were seized from an address in east London. Credit: Metropolitan Police
A large amount of ammunition was also found. Credit: Metropolitan Police
Officers discovered the weapons after an intelligence-led operation. Credit: Metropolitan Police
Over 30 firearms were found. Credit: Metropolitan Police
Police warned of the dangers of the weapons in the wrong hands. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Officers from the Waltham Forest Gangs Task Force are investigating the circumstances behind the discovery.

Acting Detective Superintendent Gary Bruce said: “Seizing guns has helped us vastly reduce gun crime across the capital.

“The size of the seizure is exceptional and the danger of the these weapons in the wrong hands cannot be overestimated.”

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