Counterfeit cash and gun seized in police raids

Police at Bar Q Bano in Kettering during the raids on Thursday, March 14
Police at Bar Q Bano in Kettering during the raids on Thursday, March 14

Officers who raided five addresses in Kettering and Northampton earlier today (Thursday, March 14) have seized firearms, ammunition and counterfeit money.

The operation is a follow-up to yesterday’s raids on 15 properties across the north of the county.

More than 50 officers were involved in today’s operation, making three arrests.

Senior investigating officer Chief Inspector Nick Purdie said: “This week’s operations are targeted at organised criminals who supply our communities with drugs.

“Today has been extremely successful in disrupting such activities and I am very pleased that we have made some good arrests and recovered some significant items.

“I would like to thank Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue, Trading Standards and Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC) who joined us today on the warrant at Bar Qbano in Kettering.”

A firearm and live ammunition was recovered and made safe in Northampton and a 21-year-old woman has been arrested for possession of a section one firearm.

Counterfeit money was discovered at Bar Q Bano, Kettering and a 47-year-old man has been arrested for handling stolen goods.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in St Michaels Gardens, Kettering for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Officers have also recovered a car, which will be searched later today.

To see video footage of yesterday’s raids click here