Handgun Seized from Hotel in Glasgow
19 December 2018, 14:17 | Updated: 19 December 2018, 14:19
A gun and ammunition have been seized from a hotel in Glasgow, but police are yet to establish how the firearm came to be there.
Officers from the serious and organised crime team recovered the firearm from the Sauchiehall Street property at around 4.05pm on Tuesday.
Inquiries are ongoing to work out how the handgun got inside the premises.
Detective Inspector Steven Elliott said: "Firearms clearly cause risk and harm to our communities and we will continue to work to seize these
dangerous weapons and take them off our streets.
"This police operation reiterates our commitment to tackling serious and organised crime and sends a clear message to those involved that we
will not tolerate their illegal activities in Glasgow.
"Our inquiries do not stop here and we will continue investigating how the handgun came to be in this establishment."
He added: "We have a number of resources which will help us to do this, including forensics, ballistics and CCTV inquiries."