nives and medicines had been bought from behind the bar of a family-run east London pub, police have alleged.
The Met mentioned it had additionally acquired intelligence that shotguns had been “rented out” from the Royal Normal Resort in North Woolwich.
The pub was dealing with shedding its licence at a council assembly being held right this moment following the allegations.
Detectives mentioned they swooped on the pub on Might 22 after studies of violence and drug taking on the venue. They discovered hashish and cocaine in a utility cabinet the place the CCTV is stored, officers mentioned.
Baseball bats and kitchen knives had been additionally found by officers within the workplace behind the bar and in “quick access” for workers members, based on paperwork submitted to Newham council.
In a press release to the city corridor’s licensing committee, PC Stuart Murray mentioned: “There has additionally been intelligence that the pub is getting used to hire and likewise promote harmful weapons resembling shotguns and zombie knives out to members of the general public.”
He added: “On Might 22 officers carried out a warrant. Each Class A and B medicine had been discovered within the pub in addition to scales. The licensee’s daughter and husband had been accountable for the pub presently and had been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to produce. This investigation is ongoing.”
The pub was served with a brief closure order final month following the raid.
When Newham council visited the venue a pub supervisor instructed them that they had utilized to switch the licence.