GUN Police raids net biggest ever gun haul

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    Police raids net biggest ever gun haul
    13.09.06

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    Gun raids: The police found hundreds of guns at the houses raided in Dartford

    London's biggest-ever gun haul has been seized by police after a series of 6am raids in London today.

    Met officers stormed into a semi-detached house opposite a primary school and discovered "hundreds and hundreds" of pump-action shotguns, pistols and semi-automatic weapons.

    Gallery: Pictures of guns seized in police raids in Dartford

    The house was one of three addresses searched in the Dartford area.

    A simultaneous operation was carried out in New Jersey, America.

    A 55-year-old grandfather is today being questioned in London about links to a suspected international arms trafficking cartel.

    Detectives are investigating the supply of illegal weapons to Yardie-style criminals engaged in a gang war in north London.


    Three people have been murdered and 11 others wounded in the tit-for-tat gang battles since 2004.

    Detective Superintendent Kevin Davis, head of Scotland Yard's Operation Trident squad which targets gun crime in the black community, said the largest amount of weapons had been recovered from a three-bedroom house in a suburban street.

    "This is the biggest firearms haul we have ever had," he said. "The premises raided were used to store hundreds and hundreds of weapons. I have never seen anything like it."

    Mr Davis added: "Guns are mounted on every available wall space in the property and live ammunition was found lying on the floor.

    "There are guns everywhere. It will take us at least three days to log it all and bag up the evidence."

    Police arrested the grandfather of two on suspicion of supplying firearms.

    The man is believed to be a registered firearms dealer but Mr Davis said hundreds of illegal weapons were found.

    "Following a spate of gangland shootings in north London 18 months ago, Trident launched this operation which culminated in the raids today," he said.

    Dozens of officers stormed a property in New Jersey searching for international links to the suspected firearms dealer arrested today. A 40-year-old American man is being questioned.

    Mr Davis said: "A number of connected addresses are being investigated including one in America."

    The Dartford house is a suburban semi-detached with ivy trailing up the front and a large garage which was used to store the guns.

    Inside the property the cream walls are covered with mounted antique weapons and a police truncheon hangs from a hook by the front door.

    An American flag is hung over the front porch and a sports car with a personalised number plate sits in the driveway.

    The man arrested was already awake when officers arrived this morning. He opened the door wearing black boxer shorts. His wife was asleep upstairs.

    The couple are believed to have one son and two grandchildren.

    Twelve plainclothes officers arrived to raid the premises. A photographer and forensics teams have now been called to sift through the weapons and paperwork in the property.

    It could be more than a week before the police know the exact number of guns in the hall, but it is thought the figure could amount to more than a thousand.

    Pictures taken in the garage of the property showed guns, air rifles, knives, and swords alongside pump-action shotguns.

    Guns and gun bags are stacked up against all four walls. Nine pistols are displayed in a wall cabinet. Bullets and bullet cases litter the floor.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    3 people killed since 2004, it's a killing spree!:noes:
     
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    Tactical boxers ftw.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    :rofl: I read that last night on CNN and was wondering if it would make it here.

    Look out England! Here we come with side by side shotguns and older hunting rifles :rofl:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Air rifles, kinves, and swords, oh my! :noes:
     
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    He was a member of infamous international c&r and airgun trafficing cartel :noes:
     
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    *Headline* Young man dies by musket in latest gang war



    Good thing they didnt find the airsoft guns that he maliciously lets his grandsons play with :eek3:


    On a different note, I was taking the metrolink to school today. Im on there for about an hour. Right before I left I noticed the new issue of Shotgun news in my mailbox. Well, I was reading it on the train, cuz it has an article about building your own 1919a4, and the whole time this one liberal bitch kept looking over at me in disgust.
     
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  9. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    fuck that guy, anyone that keeps his guns stored like that needs it taken away from him :o
     
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    Why? I've got thousands of dollars of electronics. None are cabled locked to the desk or tv stand. I'm a bit of an amateur chef and have a rather pricey set of kitchen knives. I don't lock them in a knife block. Even clothes are expensive anymore but I don't lock my closet or have a shoe safe. I don't think I deserve to have anything stolen, especially from my home.
     
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    Because anyone knows that if you have that kind of a collection, they need to be displayed properly for viewing pleasure, not stacked in newspaper in the corner of a garage. Arrest him for the abuse of firearms.
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Most of that shit's just loose and leaning against shit, stuff like that bothers me :o

    I'm not saying buy 45 goddamn safes, just be more loving towards your guns. Then again, it is England :ugh:
     
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    What an idiot :o. Why would you have that many guns in England? Just move to the US.
     
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    lol, that cabinet of pistols is at least mostly airguns! hahaha
    And yeah, I love how gangs here use legally purchased AR-15's, AK's, and .50's, but the gangs in london use frikkin antique shotguns that would be worth loads if they were legal! lawl
     
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    um, since when do gangs in the US use .50s? :hsugh:
     
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    Most of those look like classic, collectors items... :wtc:
     
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    You don't listen to the news?!?! or to the Brady site? These things are dangerous and are being used by criminals on both sides of our borders! :rub:
     
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    Those shotguns look expensive and very valuable.
     
  19. vettefan52

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    ironically, he has a california plate in the one picture too... says USA :rofl:
     
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    Well, if he lived here, he would be at just below average in guns owned..:)
     

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