Firearms

  • R v A: A was associated with a Lithuanian gang, which arranged for decommissioned Soviet arms to be supplied into the UK and to criminal gangs here. Police carried out a substantial covert operation, resulting in the seizure of 59 Baikal handguns. Following arrests, in the case, the number of shootings and murders within the designated areas substantially fell. 
  • R v P: After P’s arrest following a substantial manhunt, found in P’s possession was a MAC 10 submachine gun, along with other handguns and numerous bullets for onward supply. It was believed these were being used to supply Yardie gangs seeking to infiltrate UK cities.