Four Luton men have been remanded in custody after being charged with firearms offences.
Deon Ellis, 25, of Fallowfield, Dylan Beckford, 18, of Hallwicks Road, Alexander Myers, 22, of Corncastle Road, and Victor Martin, 44, of Russell Rise, were all charged with possessing a firearm of length less than 30cm/60cm and shortening a smooth-bore gun barrel of a Section 1 firearm.
Ellis was also charged with possession of cannabis and the assault of a detention officer.
All four were arrested on Monday at an address in Russell Rise, Luton, by members of Beds Police’s Operation Boson team.
The four men appeared before Luton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning and were remanded in custody.
They will reappear before Luton Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on July 22.
Officers made the arrests on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service.
As of April the Operation Boson team had arrested 130 people, executed 107 warrants and recovered 19 illegally held firearms.