A man wanted over immigration conviction was arrested in a police raid.

Officers from Fairlop, Fullwell and Clayhall Safer Neighbourhood Team helped immigration officers from Belfast looking for a wanted man who had been sentenced to 14 months in prison in his absence for assisting with illegal entry into the UK.

The man was arrested during a raid in Forest Road, Hainault on Tuesday, July 29.

The man was further arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm after a weapon was found. Scene of crime officers attended and the firearm was made safe and removed from the property.

An extensive search revealed large quantities of a white unknown powder, believed to be a Class A controlled drug. Other controlled drugs ­— steroids and cannabis ­— were also found.

The man was further arrested for possession with intent to supply.

The white powder and firearm were taken to laboratories for testing.

Cash and designer cosmetics suspected of being obtained from the proceeds of the crime were also seized.

Following questioning, the man was transferred to Coventry for a court appearance before starting his prison sentence.