A suspected machine gun, as well as £100,000 in cash and a quantity of class A drugs, have been seized by officers after a vehicle stop and search in Brent.
At around 19:00hrs on Thursday, 12 November, officers from the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce were proactively patrolling on Chapter Road, NW2, when they stopped a vehicle.
As the vehicle was coming to a stop, officers noticed that the occupants threw various items out of the window onto the street.
A total of three men were detained at the scene.
Officers then retraced the route that the vehicle had taken prior to it coming to a stop.
It was not long until officers found a large bag filled with what is believed to be heroin.
As a result of what officers found, they carried out searches of three residential addresses.
In one address they found a suspected machine gun along with 30 rounds of ammunition.
They also found around £100,000 in cash and around half a kilo of what is thought to be Class A drugs.
Three men were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, possession of criminal property and possession 9of drugs) with intent to supply
All three currently remain in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Brownlee, of the Violent Crime Taskforce, said:
“The proactivity and quick-time actions of these officers has led to the discovery and seizure of a suspected machine gun – which could have been used to seriously harm or worse still, kill someone.
“Vehicle stops are a key tactic available to us, and this is an example of how the stop of one vehicle can lead onto further items being found and seized.
“Our officers are out every single day, conducting patrols and other proactive activity to keep Londoners safe, and we will not ease our pursuit of tackling drug and violent crime.”