[Image of weapon recovered by officers]
Four men have been arrested after officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command found a firearm in a car in Barnet.
At approximately 00:30hrs on Thursday, 18 February officers stopped two vehicles on Addison Way as part of a pre-planned intelligence led operation which was supported by specialist firearms officers.
Both vehicles were searched and a revolved handgun was recovered.
Four men, aged 23, 24 and 46, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. They remain in custody at an east London police station.
Detective Inspector Glenn Butler, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Due to the dedicated and hard work of officers from the Specialist Crime Command we have been able to successfully seize and remove a lethal weapon from the streets of London.
“Being in possession of a weapon such as this is unacceptable and poses an abhorrent risk to people’s lives. We will continue to do all that we can to keep people and communities safe.”