Police given more time to question suspects over importing firearms

Three men and a woman were arrested near Cuxton Marina Credit: ITV Meridian

Officers have been granted additional time to question eight people arrested in the Kent area as a result of a National Crime Agency investigation into the suspected importation of firearms.

The eight - seven men and a woman all aged between 24 and 58, were detained by the NCA’s Armed Operations Unit (AOU) and Kent Police Tactical Firearms Command yesterday afternoon.

Three men and a woman were arrested near Cuxton Marina, while three men were detained at a location in Orpington and one at an address in Swanley.

The man arrested in Swanley is being questioned by Kent Police, the other seven by the NCA.

A number of firearms and ammunition were seized near the marina. The investigation, which relates to the criminal use of firearms, continues.