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Sub-machine gun found in raid on Bromley property

PUBLISHED: 15:00 17 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:00 17 September 2014

Scorpion sub-machine gun

Scorpion sub-machine gun

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Detectives found the lethal gun along with ammunition and a silencer

A sub-machine gun was found at an address in Bromley last night (September 16).

The gun was found during a search on an address in Penge at 9.40pm. A magazine of ammunition and a silencer were also found during the raid on the property.

The address was searched after officers on routine patrol in Brixton passed a parked car with three men in it which smelt strongly of cannabis. When officers searched the men they found cannabis, a number of believed to be stolen bank cards and approximately £4,000 cash.

Two of the men were arrested, a 28-year-old man on suspicion of possession of cannabis and theft and another 28-year-old man on suspicion of theft. The second man was later arrested on another charge – suspicion of money laundering.

A number of addresses were searched as a result of the arrests, with the Scorpion sub-machine gun, magazine of ammunition and silencer found during the search of the address in Penge. Two men, aged 66 and 27, were arrested at the address on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

All four men remain in custody at South London Police Stations.

Acting Inspector Steve Boswell - Lambeth Central Cluster SNT said: “This is an excellent piece of work carried out by our local neighbourhood officers who have responded to local concerns surrounding drug use and supply in the area. The result of which is that an extremely dangerous firearm has been taken off the streets of London today and is a great example of what we can achieve when we link in with our communities.”

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