UPDATE: Weapons seized during dawn raid
An investigation by the Met’s East Area Crime Squad is ongoing after officers seized machine guns, AK47 assault rifles and grenades.
On Tuesday, 26 March officers seized the weapons from a shipping container at a yard in an industrial estate near Bretts Farm, Romford Road, RM15.
The warrant formed part of a proactive operation led by the East Area Crime Squad with assistance of colleagues from Trident and Area Crime Command.
As part of the investigation a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives with intent to endanger life.
He has since been released under investigation.
The investigation is being led by Trident and Area Crime Command.
It is not terror related.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111