Officers from the joint NCA and Police Scotland Organised Crime Partnership have today arrested a man from Glasgow in connection with the alleged importation of firearms.

OCP investigators executed a warrant in Bishopsgate Gardens, Colston, this morning, where they detained the 53-year-old.

Their investigation follows the seizure of a disguised stun gun by Border Force officers carrying out checks on incoming mail.

A search of the property in Colston identified a further two stun guns, and three other weapons which have now been sent away for forensic analysis.

The man was later charged with firearms offences and released on an undertaking to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on 8 July 2020.

The NCA’s John McGowan, operations manager for the OCP, said:

“Today’s operation has seen a number of dangerous weapons taken out of circulation, and demonstrates our ongoing determination to protect the people of Scotland.

“The Organised Crime Partnership will continue to work with partners like Border Force to do just that.”

7 April 2020