|Guns, Ammo and Class A Drugs Seized on Friary Park Estate|
Police say raid was a response to complaints by residents and local community groups
A 20-year-old man has been charged with firearms offences after a raid on the Friary Park Estate in Acton found three guns and a quantity of class A drugs
Operation Mansion was a pre-planned operation in advance of the Notting Hill Carnival targeting drug dealers. It was a coordinated operation led by West Area Proactive team responding to complaints from local residents and community groups.
On 21 August officers from West Area Proactive Unit, TSG and other West Area units executed four warrants within the estate. A large quantity of Class A drugs, cash, ammunition and three firearms were recovered.
The guns found included a sawn-off shot gun and two loaded Glock style pistols along with a converted blank firing pistol. There were also shot gun cartridges and ammunition for the pistols.
A Met spokesperson said, "On August 21 officers from West Area Proactive Unit, TSG and other West Area units executed four warrants within the estate.
"A large quantity of Class A drugs, cash, ammunition and four firearms were recovered including a shortened side-by-side 12 Bore shotgun, a quantity of 12 Bore shotgun cartridges, a converted blank firing pistol, a “Glock” style pistol magazine with live 9mm cartridge, a conventional "Glock 19" Pistol in 9mm calibre (loaded) and four 9mm cartridges with a least three live."
Five were arrested at the time of the raid, four of whom have subsequently been released under investigation.
August 30, 2018