etectives have arrested a man and taken five guns and ammunition off the streets after they stopped a taxi with a stash of weapons in the boot.
At around 8pm on Thursday, April 13, officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime unit stopped the vehicle on the A4088, Wembley, with support from specialist firearms colleagues.
Officers found a rucksack in the boot with five viable handguns and ammunition inside. These have all been seized for forensic examination.
A man aged in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and ammunition and remains in custody in a west London police station. No action was taken against the taxi 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.”