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Police not in a position to plug surge in firearms smuggling, says chief

National lead for organised crime warns there are not enough police officers to prevent more illegal guns reaching UK streets.

File photo of a Border Force officer. Photo credit: PA

File photo of a Border Force officer. Photo credit: PA

Date - 28th December 2018
By - Hayden Smith
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Police and border officials are struggling to stem the rise in illegal guns being smuggled into the UK, a leading police chief has warned. Chief Constable Andy Cooke, the national police lead for serious and organised crime,...
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