http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/...ce raids net biggest ever gun haul/article.do Police raids net biggest ever gun haul 13.09.06 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.