Sunday, 4 November 2012

Operation Trident Police Seize Illegal Guns

Gangbusting cops have seized six firearms and made six arrests after co-ordianted raids across South London.
Operation Trident officers – who investigate violent black-on-black crime in the capital – executed search warrants at addresses in Southwark, Croydon and Sutton.
They seized a rifle (pictured), sawn-off shotgun and four handguns (one pictured) following the intelligence-led investigation.
Two seventeen year-old male youths, an eighteen year-old male, a twenty year-old male and a thirty-three year old man were arrested along with a 19 year-old woman.
All were taken into custody at various south London police stations and the firearms have been sent for forensic testing.
Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Haydon said: “Trident officers continually target the suppliers of lethal firearms, protecting the public by removing guns from the hands of organised criminals and gangs.
“The Met has seized over two hundred and eighty firearms and a large amount of ammunition from the streets of London this year alone.
“The number of shootings taking place in London has also significantly reduced, with twenty-eight per cent fewer incidents than last year.”

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