Officers discovered the firearm, a handgun, and approximately 50 rounds of ammunition as part of an intelligence-led warrant in the Challney area. Investigators also discovered a large amount of heroin. A man in his fifties was arrested on suspicion of having a firearm and possessing a class A drug, and he was taken into custody for questioning. "This is the latest result in our work to tackle organised crime in Bedfordshire, and I am delighted that another weapon has been safely removed from the streets," said Detective Superintendent Nick Skipworth of Bedfordshire Police's intelligence capability. Our enforcement action was part of a pre-planned warrant and shows that dangerous weapons will not be tolerated. We will continue to pursue those found in possession of them." Fortunately, gun crime is uncommon in our county; however, anyone who believes they know someone in possession of a weapon should contact us immediately." Anyone with information about weapons or drug dealing is encouraged to contact us through our website or by dialling 101. In an emergency, dial 999. All of this information is fed into police intelligence systems, which helps officers build a picture of organised crime even if they do not act on it immediately.