Firearm, ammunition,swords & drugs found in Wolverhampton raid

Police seized a firearm, crossbows, machetes,swords knives and a quantity of drugs after officers arrested a man in the Chapel Ash area yesterday (Monday).

Officers from Wolverhampton Neighbourhood Taskforce were on patrol when they spotted a car and following intel checks attended and searched a nearby property at around 9.30am.

They seized a quantity of cannabis, which consisted of large storage bags as well as individual deals totalling an estimated street value of over £5,000.

During the search they also found a converted handgun and after calling in support from firearms officers, three crossbows were recovered along with two gas-powered firearms, ammunition, a machete, sword and two further knives.

These have all been seized and will undergo forensic examinations before being destroyed. The drugs will also be checked by forensics experts as part of our ongoing investigation.

A 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of offences including possessing firearms and intent to supply cannabis has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

Sergeant Garry Barton, from Wolverhampton Neighbourhood Taskforce, said: “This arrest is an excellent case of a team working proactively, committed to removing a haul of lethal weapons off the streets whilst breaking up a drug network, which are not only illegal but can contribute to other criminal behaviour and harm.


“The dedication and personal commitment from each member of the team involved is astounding.

“The Wolverhampton Taskforce is always focused on all criminality especially tackling violence and drugs, which cause some of the most harm within the city of Wolverhampton.”

During #neighbourhoodpolicingweek, and every week, our local officers are focused on intervention, prevention and problem solving.

They are at the very heart of the communities they serve and are in regular contact with the public to find out what issues concern them and how they can work to resolve them.

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