A man allegedly involved in supplying drugs in Ilford and other parts of London has been charged after police recovered guns, drugs and cash in Essex.

Officers from Metropolitan Police worked collaboratively with authorities in Netherlands to arrest a 27-year-old man on Thursday (April 18) at an address in Waltham Abbey.

They recovered two revolvers, ammunition, 1 kg MDMA, 3 kgs of cannabis skunk, several packets of edibles, a quantity of cannabis hash and approximately £30,000 in cash at the property.

Ilford Recorder: Guns recovered at the property in Waltham AbbeyGuns recovered at the property in Waltham Abbey (Image: Met Police)The man appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday (April 19) charged with offences including conspiracy to supply drugs and possession of guns. He was since remanded in custody. 

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Detective Inspector Driss Hayoukane of Met’s Specialist Crime Unit revealed that this was a "data-driven investigation" into drug supply in Ilford and London.

Officers, he said, are “using every tactic and technology available to them” to identify and arrest people behind this “exploitative trade”.

He added: “Those who seek to benefit from the misery caused by illegal drugs should be aware that Met officers are working around the clock with partner organisations in this country and overseas.

“Please contact the police If you know who is supplying illegal drugs to people in your community. They are destroying lives and greatly increasing the risk of young people becoming victims of violent crime.

“You can call police on 101 or to remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.”