Kent

Seven charged after Cuxton Marina guns seizure

Seized rifles Image copyright NCA
Image caption The haul included 22 automatic assault rifles and nine machine pistols

Seven people have been charged with importing and possessing firearms after guns and ammunition were seized from a van as it left a Kent marina.

The National Crime Agency said officers seized 22 automatic assault rifles, nine machine pistols, 58 magazines, two silencers and 1,000 ammunition rounds.

The guns were found in a van which was tracked from France and arrived at Cuxton Marina on Tuesday.

The agency said the seizure was the largest of its kind in the UK.

Three men and a woman were arrested near the A228 in Cuxton and three men were held in Orpington.

They were remanded in custody to appear by video link before Medway magistrates later.

A man arrested in Swanley was released on bail.

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