Police raids seize 833 guns and 4,000 rounds of ammo
The weapons included assault rifles, shotguns and handguns.
Detectives from around the UK also recovered more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition and £500,000 in cash.
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During the month-long operation, 282 suspects were arrested
We want to remain on the front foot and stop terrorists obtaining guns in the first place
Nick Wilcox – National Counter Terrorism Policing
During the month-long operation, 282 suspects were arrested – just under half for firearms offences.
Detective Superintendent Nick Wilcox, of National Counter Terrorism Policing, said: “Counter terrorism officers continue to plan and prepare in light of world events.
“But we want to remain on the front foot and stop terrorists obtaining guns in the first place. Low availability is a major advantage in the UK.”
A Kalashnikov AK74 assault rifle Police terrorist training exercise Tue, May 10, 2016
Emergency forces and shoppers take place in a simulated terror attack at the Trafford Centre, Manchester
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Shoppers take place in a simulated terror attack at the Trafford Centre, Manchester
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Police seized 833 guns including a loaded Kalashnikov AK74 assault rifle and a Skorpion machine pistol.
Mr Wilcox said none of the suspects arrested were terrorists, but added: “There are associations and potential links between people holding firearms and counter terrorism persons of interest.
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