The Met Police have seized four guns in three separate operations across the capital.
The intelligence led swoops targeted a car and two addresses:
1) Trident officers from the East Proactive Team stopped a vehicle in Nigel Road and seized a sawn-off single barreled shotgun and ammunition in a rucksack.
A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody at a south London police station.
2) Trident officers from the South Proactive Team searched an address in Horn Lane, Acton and seized two semi-automatic handguns, with loaded magazines.
A 29 year old man was arrested nearby and remains in custody at a west London police station. Another search in nearby Multi Way yielded around £10,000 in cash and ‘high-value watches’ worth about £60,000.
3) A separate operation in Townfield Road, Hayes by Organised Crime Central Task Force officers led to the discovery of a firearm, drugs and ammunition. A 23 year old man was arrested, has appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates and has been remanded to appear at Kingston Court Court on the 10th of March.
Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Allison of Trident and Area Crime Command, said:
These arrests and seizures are an example of officers from Metropolitan Police Specialist Units acting on fast-time intelligence, and they highlight the bravery of police officers in confronting armed criminals who pose a high risk to the local community. We are committed to protecting communities from gun violence and bringing those involved to justice.