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A handgun seized by the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit. Credit: PSNI

A handgun seized by the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit. Credit: PSNI

Two handguns seized by the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit. Credit: PSNI

Two handguns seized by the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit. Credit: PSNI

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A handgun seized by the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit. Credit: PSNI

These guns have been taken off the streets following searches in west Belfast.

The PSNI published pictures of the three handguns on Wednesday.

The handguns were found during a search in the Lagmore area by the PSNI's Belfast District Support Team.

They have been taken away for further examination.

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Two handguns seized by the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit. Credit: PSNI

Two handguns seized by the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit. Credit: PSNI

Two handguns seized by the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit. Credit: PSNI

 

Detective Inspector Andrew Hamlin from the Terrorism Investigation Unit said: “The seizure of these suspected firearms demonstrates our commitment to removing harm from our community and I would encourage anyone with information regarding criminality to contact police on 101.

"Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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The four people who were arrested on suspicion of possessing firearms following the discovery - two women, aged 24 and 55, and two men, aged 55 and 20 -  have been released on bail pending further enquires. The 20-year-old man is to be reported to the Public Prosecution Service for Possession of a Class B controlled drug.


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