Officers seize firearm from Glasgow hotel

Published 19 December 2018

Police officers in Glasgow’s serious and organised crime team seized a firearm yesterday following a search of a hotel in the city.

Around 4.05 pm on Tuesday 18 December 2018 officers attended the hotel on Sauchiehall Street, in the west end, and recovered the handgun along with a quantity of ammunition.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish how the firearm came to be there.

Detective Inspector Steven Elliott, Glasgow Pro-Active Unit, said:

“Firearms clearly cause risk and harm to our communities and we will continue to work to seize these dangerous weapons and take them off our streets.

“This police operation reiterates our commitment to tackling serious and organised crime and sends a clear message to those involved that we will not tolerate their illegal activities in Glasgow.

“Our enquiries do not stop here and we will continue investigating how the handgun came to be in this establishment. We have a number of resources which will help us to do this, including forensics, ballistics and CCTV enquiries.”

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