POLICE say they have been getting tough on crime with guns, drugs and illicit cash seized in a crackdown across the West Midlands over the last six weeks.

The West Midlands Police major crime team has seized four guns, including a revolver from a car parked in Quinton which led to arrests and charges of two people.

A man in his 30s in Oldbury, suspected of being a significant figure in drugs supply in the area, has also been charged with drugs offences, the force said.

The crackdown on drugs has also included closing down 25 drug lines in July and August – with 31 people arrested and 28 people charged including six members of organised crime groups and 10 classed as dangerous because of their links to guns or violence.

Drugs worth more than £60,000 have also been recovered plus nearly £200,000 in cash, and six firearms.

Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Drover, head of Major Crime, said: “Tackling those who cause the most harm to communities is an absolutely priority for us.

“We’ve got a laser focus on targeting organised crime groups involved in drugs, guns, criminal cash, which all cause really significant harm to our communities.

“The fact that we are succeeding in recovering cash, drugs and guns means we are causing significant disruption to those organised crime groups, and protecting some really vulnerable people.

“We wouldn’t have the success that we do without information from the public. I’d urge anyone who has information about those involved in serious and organised crime to get in touch so that we can take action to protect the public.”

To report a crime, contact officers via Live Chat on the force website, call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.