Swords and crossbows seized in Gateshead

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The weapons haul included samurai swords, knives, air rifles and crossbows

A haul of weapons including swords and crossbows has been seized by police.

Officers found the stash at a home in Gateshead while investigating who had ordered a package of cannabis from the USA intercepted by Border Force.

Northumbria Police said the weapons found on Tulip Street would be "deadly in the hands of the wrong person".

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of importing Class B drugs and released pending inquiries.

The weapons haul also included air rifles, stun guns, knives and samurai swords.

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