OAP charged over Glasgow firearm haul

24 June 2019, 16:16 | Updated: 24 June 2019, 16:17

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A pensioner has been charged after weapons and ammunition were recovered from a Glasgow property.

Officers from the joint Police Scotland and National Crime Agency Organised Crime Partnership raided the property in Northpark Street, Maryhill, around 2pm on Thursday.

A total of 11 firearms were found, along with a quantity of ammunition.

A 76-year-old man has been charged in connection with the recovery and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

The pensioner is due to appear in court at a later date.

NCA Scotland branch commander Ian Thomas said: "This was a significant seizure of weaponry that had the potential to cause untold damage on our streets.

"Working with our colleagues at Police Scotland we are determined to tackle the flow of illegal firearms into Scotland and protect our communities."