Officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have arrested a man and woman in connection with firearms offences in Portsmouth
SEROCU officers, assisted by officers from Hampshire Constabulary, executed a search warrant today (4/2) under Section 46 of the Firearms Act 1968, as part of a pre-planned operation at a residential property in Carisbrooke Road, Southsea.
Officers carried out search activity at the property and recovered three firearms, ammunition and offensive weapons. A quantity of Class B drugs was also recovered.
A 32-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman, both from Southsea, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and remain in police custody. The woman was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug.
It is an offence to be in possession of a firearm, a shotgun or dangerous air-weapon and certain ammunition without a certificate or to be in possession of a prohibited weapon.
If you have information about firearms offences, please call your local police force on 101 or 999 if a life is in danger. Alternatively you can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.