Drugs and guns destined for Ealing's streets were found by police during a search of a home on a Notholt estate.

More than £5,000 of Cannabis and two handguns were found at an address on the Racecourse Estate, Newmarket Avenue, Northolt, on May 11th, during a search by Ealing Police in relation to deception offences. Officers conducted the search on behalf of police forces in the Home Counties after the address was highlighted as the potential originator of stolen and fraudulent cheques.

The cheques had been used to purchase Air Conditioning Units from businesses in Norwich and Thatcham.

Superintendent Martin Bridger, Ealing's borough commander, hailed the find as a success for Ealing Police.

He said: "The seizure of firearms and drugs achieved during this operation are a direct result of excellent intelligence led police work and the effectiveness of information sharing between other police forces working in partnership."

The officers found the quantity of herbal cannabis, together with items connected with drugs supply, two concealed handguns and a quantity of ammunition rounds and body armour.

Two men found at the address were interviewed by police and have now been eliminated from the investigation.

Ealing Police are awaiting full forensic reports from the address and the contents recovered during the search, and inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information on the sale or use of illegal drugs in Ealing are urged to contact Ealing Police on 020 8246 1212 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111