Man arrested after gun found in Kirkcaldy property

A man has appeared in court after a gun was found at a property in Kirkcaldy,

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 11:04 am
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The 32-year-old man was arrested and appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court yesterday (June 4) on charges relating to the importation of firearms under the Firearms Act 1968.

The weapon was seized following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

Acting on intelligence the OCP, assisted by local officers, executed warrants at two properties on Cook Street in the Dysart area on Friday, May 31.

The OCP is a joint investigative team between Police Scotland and the National Crime Agency (NCA), who operate under the direction of the Lord Advocate and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service.

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The man was remanded in custody.

"Working with our partners across the UK and abroad to proactively target those who attempt to jeopardise the safety of our communities will continue to be treated as a top priority."

"Organised crime represents a huge threat to our communities, but through the OCP we are continuing to actively target those involved to protect the people of Scotland."