Loaded Uzi Recovered By Police In London
20th April 2015
Officers have arrested four people after recovering a loaded Uzi pistol and around 10 kilograms of cannabis. They also seized a large amount of cash from a vehicle in Greenford.
At approximately 18:30hrs yesterday, Sunday, 19 April, armed officers, acting on information received, stopped a VW Passat on Ruislip Road, Greenford, near Ravenor Park, and a Ford Galaxy on the M4 junction with Windmill Road.
A man fled from the Passat and was pursued by officers but he escaped.
Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded Uzi pistol in the rear passenger seat footwell.
The cannabis and what is believed to be between £6,000 and £10,000 cash - which was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act - were stowed in shopping bags on the back seat.
They arrested the driver - a 48-year-old woman from Acton - and a 19-year-old man from Ealing who was in the back of the car, on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger lives and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
The Ford Galaxy was stopped as it was seen leaving a street in convoy with the Passat before driving off.
Officers arrested the driver - a 44-year-old man from Ealing - and a 20-year-old male passenger from Ealing on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger lives and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
All four are currently in custody at a west London police station.
Detectives subsequently searched three residential addresses, one on Green Lawns, Ealing, from which they recovered ballistic body armour; one on Fletcher Road in Acton; and one on Cedar Grove, Ealing.
Enquiries are ongoing.
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