The 28-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were arrested following a vehicle stop in Luton on Wednesday, 3 July, as part of an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.
Both were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and taken to a London police station where they both remain in police custody. A warrant of further detention has been granted until Wednesday 17 July.
As part of the investigation, officers carried out searches at a residential address and a commercial premises in Luton. These searches are now complete.