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Cannabis found growing at the industrial unit

Drugs and firearms found in Rainham

A MAN WAS arrested after police found cannabis which could have been sold on the streets for an estimated £300,000, together with various Class B drugs in three industrial units in New Road, Rainham.

The massive haul was found after Metropolitan Police executed search warrants at the end of January. As well as the illegal drugs, police also found a loaded AK47 assault rifle, a pistol, a converted revolver, live ammunition, spent cartridges and two crossbows. Police also recovered a quantity of cash.

A rifle found during the search

A 63 year old man was arrested at the units on suspicion of drug offences. He was later released on bail.

A hand gun found during the search

Detective Sergeant Owen Morgan of the East Arera Drugs Focus Desk said, “This successful operation although led by the East Area Drugs Focus Desk, was the result of great collaborative team work across the borough, in particular by the Violence Suppression Unit. The outcome is the disruption of organised crime that is a blight on communities.

“I have no doubt that the criminality we uncovered during the searches that spanned two days would have negatively impacted an area reaching far beyond Rainham. We will continue to combine our resources in order to dismantle and disrupt organised crime wherever we find it.”

Any members of the public with information that could help police are asked to call 101 and quote reference CAD 946/24 Jan. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111 and give information anonymously.

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