Border force find loaded machine gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition

Two Slovakian men have been arrested after police found a loaded machine gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition concealed in their van.

The weapon, a Slovakian-made Stribog SR9, was found by Border Force officers as they searched a VW refrigerated van on the evening of Monday 30 April.

Both men, now living in Anfield, are in custody.

NCA Dover operations manager Richard Bowen said:“There is no question in my mind that had it not been found by our Border Force colleagues the gun would have ended up on the criminal marketplace.

“This is a mass casualty weapon, and the thought of it in the hands of a criminal gang is terrifying.

“In stopping those attempting to import illegal firearms into the UK we have a direct impact in preventing violent crime on our streets.”

This is terrifying, thank goodness for border force officers.