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4.6kg crystal meth bust the biggest in London police history

London police say they’ve made one of their biggest crystal meth busts to date, after raiding a home and seizing 4.6 kilograms of meth, a shot gun, ammunition and cash.

Police say the drugs are worth $462,400

The head of London police's Guns and Drugs Section called a 4.6 kilogram seizure of crystal meth the largest in London police's history. (Supplied/London Police Service)

London police say they've made their biggest crystal meth bust to date, after seizing 4.6 kilograms of meth, a shot gun, ammunition and cash.

Officers with London police's Guns and Drugs Section searched a home on Dundas Street and a location on Ashland Avenue on Thursday. 

Police said the methamphetamine is worth $462,400, and that officers also seized a shotgun, about 1,500 rounds of ammunition, $60,000 in cash, a digital scale and a cell phone.

Det. Sgt. Rob Merrimen, who leads the Guns and Drugs Section, called it one of the largest seizures of meth they've seen to date, and the largest in London police's history.

"While this is a significant quantity, we know there is always more out there," he said in a statement. "Our focus remains addressing the threat to community safety and well-being posed by illegally-possessed firearms and drugs such as crystal methamphetamine, opioids and others."

Two men, a 44-year-old and a 42-year-old, have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and two firearm-related offences. The 44-year-old also faces another count of possession of a firearm while prohibited.